Waverly Labs, a New York City company, hopes to create a world without language barriers through Pilot, the first smart earpiece language translator. Language barriers in healthcare lead to poor patient satisfaction and reduced health outcomes. Healthcare providers and patients experience frustrations on a daily basis with how to communicate more effectively. Pilot may have the ability to change that forever.
Waverly Labs plans to release a mobile application and earpiece in May 2017. You can pre-order the product for $199 through their Indiegogo campaign, that has already raised over $3.5M, and the technology is expected to launch at $299 (although this could change). At first, they will launch with English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese translations with plans to expand their offering over time.