Wireless System Brings Captioning To Public Venues

Gawel, Richard
June 2005
Electronic Design;6/9/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p25
Trade Publication
This article describes the development of a device for the deaf or those who are hard of hearing. Leanne West and her team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Peacock Communications developed a system that broadcasts captions and then displays them on portable devices and microdisplays. This system uses the COMMplements software and the 802.11b Wi-Fi wireless protocol, which already is in place in many facilities. Captions can be pre-recorded or generated in real time using Communication Access Real-Time Translation. Users would read the captions on the receiver's display that would attach to their glasses or be worn on a headband.


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