Communication has played a major part in human advancements. From the time people learned to talk and to communicate, progresses in communication were made to pass on messages, ideas and thoughts from one person to another. From telephones, radio signals, cables and bluetooths, communication has always been an important aspect in our lives. Korean designer Sungjun Cha has come up with a design concept that will enable an able-bodied people to communicate with the deaf and the blind. It's a very innovative idea that will also enable the deaf and the blind communicate with each other.
With this device which is called the "Stick Talk" an able-bodied person can communicate with a deaf person by just speaking to the device. The device will then show the words that was said on its display so that the deaf could read the message. This displayed message can also be verbally read by the device if wanted.
The deaf or hearing-impaired can also use this device to communicate with another person, even if that person is visually impaired or blind. By writing the words and sentences in his palm with the Stick Talk, it can then convert the gestures made to written text and show it on its display. The display can then be read by the one he is talking with and because the message can also be verbally read by the device, there will be no problem if the one the deaf is talking with is visually impaired.