Gadget can fit on ear and claims to translate foreign languages in real-time

  • Waverly Labs, a New York-based company has developed a technology called Pilot that translates someone’s language into their own
  • Pilot works by being connected to two different people, speaking two different languages, and translates what they are saying in your ear
  • The Pilot will cost $129 (£90) and will be available for pre-order on the company’s website

NEW YORK, USA – Many might view a gadget that automatically translate someone’s language into your own as a futuristic thing. However, a company is finally making it come true — thanks to a new piece of technology called Pilot.

Helena Horton mentioned in her article for The Telegraph published on May 17 that “pilot earphones” act like a “Babel Fish” in the movie “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”; whereby it allows two people who speak different languages to understand each other.

The new gadget will be able to translate between English, French, Spanish and Italian in the third quarter of this year.

Waverly Labs, a New York-based company who had developed the technology, said that the Pilot will cost $129 (£90) and will be available for pre-order on the company’s website.

The Pilot works by being connected to two different people, speaking two different languages, and translates what they are saying in your ear. The gadget is supposedly the first “smart earpiece” capable of translating between two languages.

“This little wearable uses translation technology to allow two people to speak different languages but still clearly understand each other,” Waverly Labs said; without revealing the exact mechanism on how the “translation technology” embedded in an application works.

The first generation of the device is said to work only between two people wearing the earpieces. However, the company hopes to upgrade the gadget and make one which translates everything happening around the user who will be in a foreign country.

An article by Sarah Griffiths for Mail Online said that a technician from Waverly Labs came up with the idea of making the gadget after “meeting a French girl” and wanting to communicate with her but failed to do.

The Pilot earpieces are available in three colors and reported to be available for pre-orders starting 25th of May.

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