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January 18, 2011

Updated Google App Translates English<->Spanish Conversation in Real-Time

Earlier this month, Google released an incredible app (only for the Android market at this time) that can translate English to Spanish as well as Spanish to English in REAL-TIME allowing for a somewhat stuttered conversation with translations on the fly.

At this time from what I hear, it can understand English pretty good, but understanding Spanish is not quite as good. With time, I expect the accuracy to improve to the point that potentially, this app can replace human translators in the exam room.

What a boom to breaking down language barriers in the hospital and clinic. At this time, I have to enlist the help of the AT&T translation services.

One can only hope that it'll become available on the iPhone soon!

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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