First launched to help the Deaf and Non-Deaf naturally communicate, UNI’s Indiegogo Campaign breaks its Goal
San Francisco– (December 22, 2014) – Today MotionSavvy, makers of UNI, is announcing that the company has exceeded its crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo. The breakthrough device aiming to change the way Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals communicate with the rest of the world, surpassed its pre-order campaign goal of $40,000.
The incredible early adoption for UNI validates the need for this type of technology and the worldwide recognition has helped MotionSavvy call attention to the problems the 370 million Deaf people face every day. With UNI, Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals have the ability to have better one-on-one conversations with their peers without having to always rely on a human interpreter or pen and paper.
Gaining impressive attention due to UNI’s advanced technology that translates sign language to audio and spoken word to text, this device gives the Deaf and Hard of Hearing the confidence to accomplish personal and professional dreams that were once thought to be impossible.
“We are in awe of how many people showed their support in our last week through news articles, donations, or word of mouth marketing to ensure we had a successful campaign,” said Ryan Haight-Campbell, CEO of MotionSavvy. “We could not be more thankful for everyone who shares our vision to bridge the gap between the Deaf and the Hearing.”
MotionSavvy will also be implementing a beta test program for the first 200 backers of UNI which will allow testers to try out the device and add new signs, terms, and gestures into UNI’s Sign Language Database. This will enable UNI to get smarter over time to provide the most accurate translations across different dialects and accents.
To order a UNI please visit http://www.motionsavvy.com/ . You can also check out how UNI works here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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.