Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Technolgy touching lives : Voice to Sign Language

Technology is definitely changing our lives,but the pace of change when it comes to differently abled people is not good enough.This is where the technology solution built by this team from Ukraine needs special mention.
They have developed a Glove which can be used to translate the sign language to spoken language.
The glove translates the gestures and finger sign movements into data signals which is translated as words and spoken through a smartphone app.They have named it EnableTalk.

Simply mindblowing for the reason they have identified a problem and provided a solution which can change the life of millions of deaf and mute people.
They were recently awarded the First Prize in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 held in Australia.
Hats off to the Quad team from Ukraine.
If you have the time and interest see their full presentation check out the video.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mastering Corporate Lingo : Mindmap

Some common terms used in Corporate world..

there are different scenarios when folks use these terms...You can have your own reason as well !

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Inspiration from the film :The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel !

The  Best Exotic Marigold Hotel straightaway finds a place in my all time favorite movies list. I have now watched it thrice !
The story about a group of English retirees taking the risk and moving to India to face the unknown makes a fascinating plot. The way they go about handling the challenges is captured in a interesting, humorous and emotional  way.
I am sure this movie will make an excellent case study in business schools and corporates alike, for the messages it touches on the ability to take risks and manage changes.
Some of the interesting dialogues which impressed me are :

"Everything will be all right in the end , if it is not alright then trust me it is not yet the end.

The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with the disappointment, as we all must.

We must celebrate the changes.

How people here( in India) think life more as a privilege than a right.. it teaches me something

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sighted and Spotted : Tram Safety in Melbourne !

Trams are the lifeline for Melbourne's city travel. Yarra Trams which runs the tram networks recently launched a campaign to make people aware of walking or driving in tram lanes.
Snap from the multilingual safety campaign..