The emergence of smart hearables has kept consumers in a willingness suspension of disbelief. What next? is a question that is making consumers in the electronic segment rife with speculation. While the segment is observing a high level of innovations, advanced wearable devices, including language translating devices, are hogging limelight with their real-time solution capacities.

A language translation device is capable of recognizing the language spoken by the user (source language) and implements rule-based or statistical machine translation algorithms to translate the source language into target language. Language translating devices are increasingly using Artificial Intelligence(AI) to identify, understand, and maintain the communication. They are capable to process the input source language and translate it into the target language.

Bluetooth Smart Protocol

The convergence of smart wearables, augmented hearing, and language translating solutions has been initiated and is expected to gain momentum in the future. In 2014, Apple began to license a proprietary variant of its Bluetooth Smart protocol to hearing aid manufacturers, allowing them to build products that could stream voice and music from an iPhone as well as operate as a hearing aid. This set the stage for the arrival of the Bluetooth Hearing Aid profile, which will extend this functionality and bring interoperability to phones, hearing aids, and hearables in public spaces.

As a result of these developments, language translating wearables will no longer be mundane accessories but valued possessions among travelers, business users, and commoners.

Increased Investment

Currently, the AI application includes, speech and image recognition, purchase prediction, natural language processing and interactive assistants such as, Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The demand for AI and machine learning technologies across verticals is significantly growing across the world. The market for AI technology is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade. Investments in AI along with machine learning and robotics are expected to reach $232 billion in 2024 from $12.4 billion in 2018. Investments in AI based private start-ups has increased significantly over the last decade. The number of AI startups in US were approximately 50 in 2000, which exceeded over 800 in 2018. The number of AI startups increased by 2.1 times between 2015and 2018.

Advancements of AI, IoT, and Machine Learning Technology

Advancements of AI, IoT, Machine Learning technology will reshape the future of consumers appliances. Language translating devices seem no exception. Vendorshave incorporated deep learning and machine translation functionalities and technologies to process and convert the source language to desired target languages.

Fluential Inc. has developed a concept-based approach for speech translation. This system can be applied to cover the technology gaps that are limiting present language translating devices to accept and process complex and lengthy sentences in a two-way communication scenario.

Similarly, Fujitsu has been introduced one of the advanced language translating devices in the field of healthcare. The device is wearable like an ID card and houses multiple microphones to capture the voice of the patient and the hospital staff.


Increased Collaborations, Improved Functionalities

Increased strategic among vendors and tech companies are likely to increase translation capabilities and functionalities of language translating devices.Bragi partnered with iTranslate to incorporate language translation capabilities into its wearable devices, the Dash Pro. Similarly, Lingmo powers its language translation algorithms through the use of AI suits.

Read:Language Translating Devices Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024

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