Personal Captioning Devices

(Contributed by: Cait B., Grace M., and Zaklina P.)

Technology: I See What You Say

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Invented: 2014 (still in process)

Inventors: Jibril Jaha (Digital Army Devices)

What purpose does the technology serve? Better and faster communication between hearing and deaf.

How does/did it work? It’s an app for android devices. A person speaks into Deaf individual’s phone and the words will appear on the smart watch worn by the Deaf individual.


Said, Carolyn. “Apps to Help Deaf, Hearing People Communicate More Easily.” SFGate. N.p., 19 Aug. 2014. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

“Iseewhatyousay.” Digital Army Devices, Inc. Ed. HMTL5UP. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

Technology: Clear Caption

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Invented: 2013

Inventors: Purple Communications

What purpose does the technology serve: Provides captioning to phone calls

How does/did it work? It has hearing-aid quality amplification with built-in captions that are FREE and available for eligible users on all incoming and outgoing calls. When you can read anything you might miss, it’s easier to stay connected to family, friends or anyone you talk to on the phone.

Source: ClearCaptions About. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from

Technology: Motion Savvy UNI Tablet

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Invented: 2012

Inventors: 5 Deaf RIT students

What purpose does the technology serve: It is a captioning device that allows hearing and Deaf consumers to have easy conversations

How does/did it work? The tablet allows Deaf users to sign, and then it converts the signs to voice. Hearing consumers speak into it and their words are captioned for easy communication between hearing and Deaf consumers.

Source: MainPage | MotionSavvy. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from


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