In spite of the technical progress of society, nowadays people with limited hearing and speaking abilities still have issues in communicating with people that surround them today. According to the World Health Organization, there are nearly 360 million people in the world with similar disabilities. It is quite difficult for people to interact with each other, which gets a response in creating a separate psychologically more closed society. An application «Sound» was created to support the moral and ethical attitude in society for people with disabilities, that would enable the new generation to grow and easily find a common language between themselves. The idea of creating such an application has appeared during the project AI Hackathon and it is now implemented with the support of TechTalents that annually prepares many teams of inventors.
So, «Sounce» is an application that will help people with limited hearing and speaking abilities to communicate easier in society without any restrictions.
How it works: you are taking a video of a person’s gestures, and in real time you are provided with a translation from the language of the deaf and dumb. You can also enter the words or even text you want to reproduce, and “Sounce” will provide the result in pictures or video sequences describing the desired information.
The main functions of this application are translation from the language of the deaf-and-dumb into English, or vice versa (in the future it is planned to expand the set of provided languages, both sign and verbal). The program is designed to help people with limited hearing and speaking abilities, especially for children who are poorly read and write, and can also be extremely useful for the staff of various institutions of the service sector.
The application will provide an opportunity to establish contacts in a progressive society and will increase the prestige of some companies in the services sector, which cooperate with us.