ICT experiment on real-time captioning system for the Deaf via cellular phone starts in April

Tsukuba University of Technology, Softbank Mobile, and a non-profit organization called the Nagano Summarized Center, and Gunma University began the initial experiment of the "Mobile Remote Communication System" intended for the Deaf on April 6, 2009.

The system helps Deaf students who attend the class where a hearing teacher lectures with the real-time captioning service by using cellular phone from remoteness. In the past the note takers had to sit with the Deaf consumer.

The experiment period of the system is expected to continue until the end of March in 2010 in the Softbank Mobile headquarters, Tsukuba University of Technology, Gunma University and elementary schools in the Nagano prefecture. The groups concerned are aiming at the practical use of "iPhone 3G".


Source in Japanese:
http://japan.cnet.com/news/tech/story/0,2000056025,20391151,00.htm

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