Pilot Smart Earpiece Breaks Down Language Barriers
No more language barriers! There is a device that allows the wearer to understand real-time speech in any language. And that’s reality, not the the Babelfish in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
We present to you the latest invention of the American company Waverly Labs – Pilot – for direct simultaneous interpretation.
Pilot is a combination between a portable technology and machine translation.
Waverly Labs has announced the Pilot – first smart earpiece which translates between users speaking different languages.
The device comes in three different colors: black, white and red.
It is a set of two wireless earpieces and a smartphone app. Each speaker inserts one Pilot bud into their ear and then they start to communicate – the translation happens as they speak.
The earpiece can also be used for listening to music.
For now, the app supports English, German, and French, with additional languages to be available soon after. By the beginning of 2017, Hindi, Arabian, Slovak and many of the African languages will follow, so development is going really fast.
The smartphone app is also designed to work offline but will support fewer words and phrases.
This device is the result of 2 years of development by a team of electronic and software engineers, product development managers, etc.
For now, the software is at its prototype stage – the manufacturers plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and then put it on the market.
Pilot is expected in the Spring of 2017 with an expected retail price of $US249 – $US299.