Hearing impaired Iranian invents mobile phone software
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 7 / Trend M. Moezzi /
A hearing impaired Iranian has invented mobile phone software that converts voices into text.
Majid Farhangfar, the Voice to Text Conversion Software's creator, told the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) that his invention is highly capable of reading lips without hearing any sound and can speak with people.
The idea for the software first occurred to Farhangfar in 2005 and he has been working on it ever since.
The Voice to Text Conversion Software is activated as soon as a hearing impaired mobile phone owner gets a call. Its inventor said he has plans to add more features to it, including the ability to hear voices in classes and meetings.
He has had offers from the United States to buy the program, but Farhangfar has been unable to interest Iran's government in the software despite meetings with high officials and the Telecommunications Company. The reason given has been high costs.
But Rightel, Iran's third mobile phone operator, has agreed to implement the software.