Fujitsu Translation Device
Fujistu overcomes language barriers
Japanese tech company Fujitsu has launched a hands-free translation device designed to aid medical staff in treating foreign patients. Much like an ID card, the translator can be attached to the nurse’s or doctor’s scrubs and from there, provide automatic translation. According to Fujitsu, the device provides accurate translations 95% of the time, and the fact that it operates automatically is essential to health staff who often use both hands in their treatments and work.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan saw sustained growth in tourist arrivals and as a result, language barrier has become a growing challenge to Japanese health staff. Apart from conventional treatment of illnesses and injuries, the device can prove useful in treating and diagnosing potential COVID-19 patients. At the time of writing, the translator works in English and Chinese, but is planned to include more languages for the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics – now planned for 2021.
Hands-free translation to help medical staff overcome language barriers and treat foreign patients (3.3, 3.d)
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