iTranslate Launches Translation App for Healthcare
IAC has launched iTranslate Medical, a translation app specifically designed to meet Health Information Portability and Accountabiliuty Act (HIPAA) standards. The launch, originally slated for later this year, was accelerated in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to enable existing devices to facilitate cross language communication and reduce the exposure of human translators to infected individuals.
iTranslate enables users to translate text, pages, photos, or start voice-to-voice conversations in more than 100 languages. By simply tapping to speak on an iOS device, medical professionals will instantly have a translation tool in the palm of their hands. The app functions exclusively on-device, requiring no WiFi or cellular connection and no translation information will be sent to any cloud services.
The app is launching with the five most requested five languages (English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese Mandarin) with more to roll out throughout the year.
"At iTranslate we are constantly looking for new ways to make our technology work for people, businesses and communities at large. It is our hope that iTranslate Medical can serve as a valuable communication tool for medical workers and first responders on the front line of this pandemic," said Alexander Marktl, CEO of iTranslate, in a statement.
iTranslate is offering hospitals, doctor's offices and medical institutions free access to iTranslate Medical to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.