Smart translation device will enable instant conversation
Tragl offers live translation supported by AI through single wearable headset
A new live translation gadget is promising to remove language barriers and provide instant AI-supported translation in 30 different languages.
The Tragl smart live translator is a standalone headset, which includes onboard microphone, earpiece and loudspeaker, which uses voice detection and recognition and live translation to enable easy conversation.
The device has been developed by a startup, Tragl, based in Andorra, and is currently crowdfunding to go into development.
The front mounted microphone on the Tragl headset automatically detects that someone is speaking to the user, translates the words in one or two seconds, and transmits them through an earpiece. The user can then give a reply in their own language, with is translated back into the original language and broadcast through a small front-facing loudspeaker.
Tragl is capable of translating 30 languages while online, and with an offline mode that will include ten languages in development; Arabic is included in both modes.
The device is intended to be non-invasive, because only one person needs to wear the device, and to facilitate normal conversation without both users having to direct conversation into a microphone. The advanced AI and audio capabilities allow the device to focus just on the voices of the people in the conversation and to screen out other background noise.
The device is supported by an app, which also tracks conversations and delivers updates.
The Tragl has been in development for three years, and following a successful prototype stage, is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise funds for production.