Waverly Labs is an innovative consumer Products Company created in 2014 at the convergence of wearable technology and speech translation. The team comprises has many leads, Andrew Ochoa (CEO, VP of product) Jainam Shah (VP of Hardware Engineering) William Goethals (VP of Manufacturing) Sergio Delrio Diaz (Head of Design Engineering) Nicholas Ruiz (Speech Translation Advisor) Alisher Agzamov (Back End Developer) Craig Stover (Product Manager) Jono Freeman (Product Designer) Moha Antani (Marketing & operations associate).
Goal: A world without Language Barriers.To bridge global communications by building a world without language barriers.
Working of Pilot:
It fully looks wireless headset with separate left and right earpieces is actually a promising new product that can help bridge the communication gap. These are comfortable and sleekly designed. You can change the tip according to your requirements. The plastic case provided will have an integrated battery for charging the earpiece. These earpieces stay long, around 3hours to 4hours.
The heart of the process is Waverly’s app, which has to be downloaded into your phones (it’s free on both iOS and Android). Then, once you “sync” your conversation through a matching QR code on the app, you’re off and speaking. Press a button on the app and talk into the earpiece’s microphone to record what you want to say. Your voice is then piped through Waverly’s machine translation software which converts it to text on your friend’s app. If he also has his own earpiece, your friend will hear a translated version of what you said, albeit via a computer voice.
You’ll need a data connection to make the process work (Waverly says it’s working on offline support). Sure, they may limit the Pilot’s use if you’re in the middle of nowhere, but that’s true for Google Translate, as well. On the other hand, it does mean that you and your friend don’t even need to be in the same room. As the app works independently, you can use it with your handset’s speakerphone if you don’t have a set of earpieces.
It supports max all languages, paid $249 to secure a product, which will support five languages to start: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English. The second round of devices should support Turkish, Hindi, Greek, Korean and Russian with more languages to come.
Frustrating and even dangerous when you and a person in front of you can’t understand each other.