Communication is always a problem for the deaf, keeping them at bay of the mainstream or social life. Making life easier for the hard of hearing, the DeafCommunicator is an innovative device that gives users freedom of communication through their conventional sign language. Modifying the existing structure of the relay services (common in many countries), the foldable device comes with two 5″ touchscreens, built-in cameras and live video, connected via a relay interpreter, which translates sign language into spoken language and vice versa. Supporting real-time translation, the DeafCommunicator can be used to direct day-to-day conversations. The portable gadget also allows the hearing-impaired users to make or receive a call, and becomes their own interpreter.
via: James Dyson Award