Although the immense positive reaction has proven that there is a high demand for this next level of communication technology, it is apparent from the feedback of the Deaf community that even at the low campaign price of $189, people are unable to afford the product alone. In it's mission to empower the Deaf community, the MotionSavvy team is inviting the rest of the world to help its cause. With contribution options ranging from $399 to $10,000, people will be able to donate UNIs to individuals, families, schools, or organizations while limited supplies last.
UNI is comprised of three parts: a tablet, a smart case, and a mobile app.
The device works without an Internet connection to help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communicate anywhere at anytime.
Here's what UNI does:
"An overwhelming amount of people from the Deaf community have reached out to us about how they need UNI, but we're finding that the same people are having trouble affording one." said Ryan Hait-Campbell, CEO and co-founder of MotionSavvy. "We're so thankful for the support we've received so far, but it's clear that this communication barrier is real and we need help from the rest of the world to give UNI to those in need"
MotionSavvy's crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo will be ending in three days and is on its way to reach its crowd-funding goal of $40,000 to understand market fit and begin manufacturing. UNI is expected to ship in the Fall of 2015. To learn more or for those who want to help MotionSavvy's mission, visit: www.motionsavvy.com
MotionSavvy is a company of Deaf and Hard of Hearing young professionals and students who are on a mission to help expand the range of communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people around the world using advanced motion sensor technology. The company's first product is UNI, the mobile communication device that translates sign language to audio and spoken language to text in real-time. Founded in 2013, MotionSavvy is headquartered in Alameda, CA.
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