Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Babel speech Technology for the Owasys22C mobile telephone

09.10.2003


The Owasys company in Zamudio has chosen Babel technology, world leader and pioneer in speech technologies, for its new Owasys22C mobile telephone. This mobile phone has been designed and developed by Owasys specifically for those persons who are blind or visually impaired. Initially the Owasys22C will have the Spanish and English version of Babel so that other languages can be added afterwards.



The launching of the Owasys22C on to the market will enable the visually impaired and the blind to enjoy the benefits offered by mobile telephones. Until now many of the functions of mobile phones caused problems for people who could not see the keypad or screen. The Owasys22C solves this problem with the Babel PocketBabil which the user speaks: it tells the user who is being called, it reads names, messages and confirms written messages, etc. Its ergonomic design and sophisticated voice synthesis makes the Owasys22C an essential tool within the generation of mobile phones for the visually impaired.

PocketBabil is the principal element of the voice of Babel, a Babel high-quality multi-language synthesiser. This patented technology is available in 18 languages. Its software functions currently in WinCE, Symbian, Linux systems or on platforms without an OS. PocketBabil can pronounce sounds with a specific voice or language and with significant verbal fluidity in its delivery. It is a single-system software that does not require many hardware resources in terms of memory or system load.


Owasys

In October 2002 the Owasys company was recognised as a member of the Bluetooth TM Car Working Group, an important forum for international standards. In December of the same year it acquired 10% of P4Q Electronics shares, one of the principal companies manufacturing electronic plates and products in Spain. As well as in Spain and Portugal, it has done co-operation deals with distributors in Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France.

Amongst its most recent achievements is the joint agreement signed with the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE) to develop mobile telephone designed for the visually impaired.

Contact :
Maite Gutierrez Alvaro
Owasys
maite@vk.euskalnet.net
(+34) 94 401 53 06

Maite Gutierrez Alvaro | Basque research
Further information:
http://www.basqueresearch.com/berria_irakurri.asp?Gelaxka=1_1&Berri_Kod=334&hizk=I

More articles from Communications Media:

nachricht New Technologies for A/V Analysis and Search
13.04.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT

nachricht On patrol in social networks
25.01.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

All articles from Communications Media >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Neutron star merger directly observed for the first time

University of Maryland researchers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event

On August 17, 2017, at 12:41:04 UTC, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars--the dense, collapsed cores that remain...

Im Focus: Breaking: the first light from two neutron stars merging

Seven new papers describe the first-ever detection of light from a gravitational wave source. The event, caused by two neutron stars colliding and merging together, was dubbed GW170817 because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on 2017 August 17. Around the world, hundreds of excited astronomers mobilized quickly and were able to observe the event using numerous telescopes, providing a wealth of new data.

Previous detections of gravitational waves have all involved the merger of two black holes, a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month....

Im Focus: Smart sensors for efficient processes

Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).

When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...

Im Focus: Cold molecules on collision course

Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.

How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...

Im Focus: Shrinking the proton again!

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.

It was one of the breakthroughs of the year 2010: Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen resulted in a value for the proton charge radius that was significantly...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ASEAN Member States discuss the future role of renewable energy

17.10.2017 | Event News

World Health Summit 2017: International experts set the course for the future of Global Health

10.10.2017 | Event News

Climate Engineering Conference 2017 Opens in Berlin

10.10.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

20.10.2017 | Information Technology

Strange but true: Turning a material upside down can sometimes make it softer

20.10.2017 | Materials Sciences

NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

20.10.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>