Several innovative new ideas for VoIP services were revealed as Texas Instruments (TI) announced the winners of its “Vision for Voice” video contest.
One contest winner imagined a keyless entry home that was secured with the unique voice of its owners, while another envisioned a device that enhances the quality of life for disabled individuals with voice activation technology.
Jonathan Chung, a mechanical engineering student from the University of Maryland, was awarded the grand-prize for his idea, entitled “Visualizing the Translation.” Chung’s vision was centered on the development of a unique pair of glasses that could display a translated foreign language in the lens.
The three runner-up winners included “Voice Robot” by Josh Kosnick from the University of Maryland; “Home Security” by Charles Russell Jr. from the University of Texas at Dallas; and “Smart House” by Sidney Ngochi, also from the University of Maryland.
Brian Glinsman, GM of TI’s communications infrastructure and voice group, said: “The fact that the winning entries were all from university students, many of whom are likely to be industry thought leaders in the coming years, is further evidence of the strong university relationships TI maintains across the country. We were truly eager to listen and understand the bright ideas of students, customers and partners across the country.”
“I had a lot of fun thinking about ideas for the future of voice,” Chung said. “With so many U.S. soldiers and relief workers stationed throughout the world, eyeglasses that scroll language translation in native tongue could really help them communicate effortlessly. I am so happy my vision could potentially impact the direction of future technologies.”
More information on the winning entries can be found here.
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