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Japanese robotics company develops face mask that can translate languages Updated: 2020-08-24 04:35:06 KST

When a man speaks into this unique mask in Japanese, his smartphone, translates what he said into English.

"It's going to be a hot day. How are you feeling?"

A robotics company in Japan has developed a face mask that can connect to a smartphone over Bluetooth and translate speech into several different languages.
The developer says the app can connect to a mask up to 10 meters away.
Designed to help communication amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the company says the mask will allow safe and proper "social distanced" meetings.
With the firm already having received almost one thousand pre-orders in Japan alone, it plans to launch the product early next year.

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