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MotionSavvy

A new way of communicating for the deaf and hard of hearing


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New York state should fly with ROC
September 23, 2016
Hands down, the greatest improvement one could make to the Greater Rochester International Airport is to increase the number of direct flights it offers to important destinations for travelers throughout the region. This is a longstanding problem for airports across the country, many of which are now offering significant incentives to airlines that agree to provide new or expanded service.
MotionSavvy at the Airport
September 23, 2016
New video of a WHAM channel 13 video of MotionSavvy being interviewed about the use of their technology at the Rochester NY Airport
New airport technology to help those with hearing loss
September 22, 2016
(FOX Rochester) Over the years, airports have made flying easier and more accessible for everyone, especially those dealing with a handicap. This past summer, the head of the airport was honored by the Hearing Loss Association of America-Rochester Chapter. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that the airport received nearly 40 million dollars in state aid for renovation.
Governor Cuomo Announces $63.4 Million Transformation of Greater Rochester International Airport
September 21, 2016
Governor Cuomo awards $39.8 million in funding to Greater Rochester International Airport to activate the airport's $63.4 million transformation.
Tech Tackles Sign Language -- MotionSavvy
May 27, 2015
MotionSavvy’s product – which it calls UNI – is a motion-sensing tablet device set for launch next year that reads sign language using Leap Motion sensors. It translates what its user is signing and speaks the words.
The 25 Best Inventions of 2014
November 20, 2014
Time's annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and-in some cases-a little more fun.
Here’s A Sneak Peek At MotionSavvy’s UNI Sign Language Interpretation Device
October 23, 2014
The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each sign from American Sign Language into audible words on a tablet.
Four Deaf Students Launch a Revolutionary Way to Communicate
July 13, 2014
"There are 360 million people worldwide that are deaf and/or hard of hearing and about 70 million of those that use a type of sign language. Sign language is a language made up of hand gestures and facial expressions. MotionSavvy’s goal is to break down the barriers that lie between the deaf and the hearing to eventually make communication easy, accessible and no longer an obstacle."
MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language
June 6, 2014
"There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does."
Leap Motion Hand Tracking Gets More Realistic To Solve Real World Problems
May 29, 2014
"My favorites include MotionSavvy’s real-time sign language translation."
Startups Take Gesture Control Beyond Games to Robots and More
May 21, 2014
Founder Ryan Hait-Campbell said the company is now doing alpha testing at two deaf universities, expects to do a public beta test in January 2015, and will launch the product in September 2015.
3 startups that fulfill the Leap Motion’s potential by helping others
May 20, 2014
"The Motion Savvy tracker and translator solves the communication barrier by converting the gestures of sign language into speech. Frankly, it’s one of the most impressive uses of motion tracking technology I’ve seen. Plus, it’s genuinely useful."
MotionSavvy Converts Sign Language To Speech Using Leap Motion Controller
May 18, 2014
"It’s a brilliant use of what is essentially off-the-shelf technology, and the crew developing it secured support from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s saunders startup program as well as a spot in the Leap Motion accelerator program."
4 Innovative Ways Startups Are Using Leap Motion
May 17, 2014
"MotionSavvy is building a platform that allows deaf people to communicate with those around them in real-time. The company is using Leap Motion to build gesture-recognition software that translates sign language into speech in real-time."
​MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice
May 17, 2014
It's an ambitious project, but it works: at a recent Leap AXLR8R event we saw company founder Ryan Hait-Campbell sign over a MotionSavvy equipped slate. "Hello, my name is Ryan," he said.
Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy
May 16, 2014
"'Hello. My name is Ryan (Hait-Campbell) and I was born deaf. I am the CEO of MotionSavvy and this product gives me the ability to talk anywhere and at any time.' That’s the sentence played out in a robotic sounding voice by a Leap-equipped tablet after Hait-Campbell gestured the same statement in sign language. The device is also capable of translating speech into text to foster a two-way conversation."
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