Going on a trip abroad always comes with a few problems but probably the biggest is the language barrier. There are a number of applications that are around that already help to solve this problem, however, they require that you snap a photo of the text or type it in.

This week a more elegant solution was launched on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform that hopes to provide a more elegant solution.

Called Travis, it is a real-time translator that is the size of your pocket.

The creator explained more about it with the following:

Ever wished you spoke another language? Well, you’re not alone. There are 7 billion people on this planet and over 6,500 languages, but most of us – 83 percent to be exact – speak maybe one or two. So call us crazy or naive, but here at Travis we think we can bring the world together, by making sure we can all have a chat.

We took 80 of the world’s most common languages and put them in a handy device for people to have a casual chat, order a drink, do business or maybe even fall in love. With Travis you can go global and speak local. Travis is a pocket-sized smart device that uses artificial intelligence to instantly recognize and translate speech in 80 languages, all in less than two seconds.

You can check out the source link below to find out more and to back the project if you are interested.

Source: Indiegogo

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