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15.04.20

Pocketalk to donate 500 translators to support healthcare organisations

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After providing communication support to medical staff on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus in the United States and Japan, Pocketalk has announced it will donate 500 units of its AI-powered translation device, Pocketalk W, to qualifying medical facilities, first aiders, testing sides and those in need of translation services.

Pocketalk is a global leader in the field of connecting conversations and removing language barriers, utilising its expertise to assist across the world during this coronavirus pandemic.

Pocketalk W devices, including those connected by the smart V-Sim SIM card, which will come with free connectivity donated by Vodafone, will be dispatched on a first come first-served basis, with a maximum of three units per organisation or NHS Trust. Those interested can apply by filling out the form on the Pocketalk website*.

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Pocketalk has announced it will donate 500 units of its AI-powered translation device, Pocketalk W, to help support healthcare staff in their battle against the coronavirus outbreak
 

The powerful translation devices have been used an emergency communications tool to break down communication barriers between two people when it matters most. First responders aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, Japan recently used Pocketalk as a quick and accurate support tool to assist with speaking with potentially ill passengers in more than 50 languages. By removing the need for a human translator, Pocketalk helped assist the responders carry out their duties while minimising the number of people potentially exposed to the virus.

In the United States, Pocketalk has also been used in healthcare organisations that need translation support.

Medical professionals having to communicate with patients during this global pandemic will benefit from the following features:

  • 74 languages addressing 90% of the world's population
  • Handheld translator designed for instant and accurate two-way communication at the touch of a button
  • Elimination of the need for a human translator, reducing both waiting time and potential exposure of others

Noriyuki Matsuda, Founder and CEO of Pocketalk, said: “The health and safety of all people, especially first responders putting themselves at risk for others, is our number one priority when connecting the world through conversation,"

"We hope that, through our donation, we are able to provide accessible translation services to those communities who need it most during this global health crisis."

 

*To apply for a donation of Pocketalk units, applicants must be employed by a healthcare organisation in Europe. Requests will be selected based on a first-come, first served basis for those most in need.

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