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Winner and finalists of the Accessible Mobile Applications Contest

   

Accessible Mobile Applications Contest was an ITU Regional Competition for the Americas with the support of ITU Accessibility Fund and Samsung Eletronics.

and recognized Hand Talk as the winner of the contest during the Accessible Americas II: Information and Communication for  ALL in Colombia. The ITU, through a special accessibility fund of the General Secretariat could cover tickets and DSA for the three members of the group to travel to the city of Medellin, Colombia, to attend the regional event Accessible Americas II: Information and Communication for ALL, where they were able to present their solution and received from ITU Regional Director for the Americas, certificates of participation in the contest.

Hand Talk is an automatic translation platform, which features a 3D virtual interpreter, Hugo, translating Portuguese contents for Libras (Brazilian Sign Language). So are derived the application, Sites Translator and Special Projects. (You can watch a video of Hand Talk here).



This project is partially funded with resources from the ITU Accessibility Fund. We thank the sponsors of the fund for their kind contribution to make this project possible. Click here for further information on the fund.

Below follows the complete list of the winner and finalists:

Solution

Description

Hand Talk

The Hand Talk is an automatic translation platform, which features a 3D virtual interpreter, Hugo, translating Portuguese contents for Libras (Brazilian Sign Language). So are derived the application, Sites Translator and Special Projects.

ronaldo@handtalk.com.br

AnnuitWalk- TA Wearable p/ DV

This is an Active Accessibility solution set for improving the mobility of the visually-impaired: A smart pair of glasses for obstacle detection; mobile/wearables application that can work seamlessly for geo-location/route recommendation.

marcos@annuitwalk.com

OPPA – I SPEAK LIBRAS

This application allows users to add places where there are professionals trained in sign language to assist the hearing impaired. He/she can also ask for help through the application to a volunteer interpreter close to the site, that will help him/her.

feliperlfelipe@gmail.com

TRALP

TRALP consists of a translator Libras-Portuguese and Portuguese-Libras fully implemented through software for mobile devices. TRALP uses the device camera to identify the visual-spatial articulation or the Libras visual-kinesics.

vpalomo@puc-rio.br

Hands Free World Control

For people with severe motor disabilities, such as quadriplegia or Duchenne dystrophy, everyday tasks are impossible without the help of a person. Wearables technology and Internet of Things available today can help people interact with the environment around more independently.

bachagas@ig.com.br

esteves.lipe@gmail.com

Remote Lazarillo

A blind person asks for help using an android app that sends location information and what's on the front, using the phone's camera or smart glasses with GPS that maps to another person with a pc or a smart phone that can help her walk or solve a problem. A vibrating belt is used to help indicate directions.

renedp1975@gmail.cco