Leap Motion Tapped For Deaf Communication By BabyTaxi, Too
The company is called BabyTaxi, and founder Tarik Sayeed told us that they’re six months ahead of MotionSavvy in terms of a product release. “We actually have 30 transactional sentences completed”, he said. “Happy to report that we have recently partnered with University of British Columbia to turn this subject into a academic research project as well.”
BabyTaxi is building an application that will convert ASL into both text and speech on mobile devices, and in particular is aiming to make person-to-person transactions in places such as airports, banks, and stores a better, simpler, and more clearly communicative experience.
Whomever is doing this work, it’s a needed innovation. Leap Motion seemed like a neat technology when it first debuted, but it’s refreshing to see it put to such important use.