Breaking Down Language Barriers to Improve How Healthcare Providers Deliver Care

pilot-earpiece-translates-conversations-in-real-timeWaverly 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.

By William Kethman | medGadget



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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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