Wearable Language Translation.
Quarterly progress rept. 22 Dec 98-15 Jan 99,
VIA INC NORTHFIELD MN
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VIA Team Mission Statement To develop a near real time, two way, mobile, lightweight, robust and low cost multi-lingual language translation device that can be operated with minimal training in a hands free manner. This report describes the current status of ViAs Phase 1 SBIR to develop a mobile language translator. The objectives of this Phase 1 research effort are as follows 1 Investigate the scientific, technical and commercial merit and feasibility of the system described in the preceding mission statement 2 use the results of this investigation to select the best approach for the language translator system 3 Develop a working prototype that will be delivered to the government representative. There are three technical areas that are being investigated 1 the mobile computer platform 2 the operator interface and 3 the language translation software. The commercial feasibility study includes identifying potential applications, languages to be supported, cost, and user requirements such as performance specifications, system weight and acceptable battery life. By combining both the commercial and technical elements, the ViA team is developing a complete definition and functional prototype of a mobile, near real time language translation device.
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