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Motion Savvy

September14, 2016: Ron Pettingill, President

     Three deaf RIT engineering graduates started MotionSavvy.  They wanted to create a technology that would enable two-way communication between the deaf and the hearing without the need for a 3rd party interpreter.  They have achieved that with the MotionSavvy UNI platform.  A SaaS platform that allows the use of a tablet or phablet coupled with a peripheral or embedded motion sensor that interprets American Sign Language in real time and outputs it to voice or text.  No need for a third party whether on-site or via video remote, economical enough to have available 24x7.  Enables any company or government institution to be in compliance with federal law.  But most importantly it emulates a natural 1 to 1 conversation. 

     Company is currently working on proof of concept projects with Wells Fargo, Rochester Airport, Wegmans, and Disney.  Current investors include Wells Fargo, SOSVentures, and the RIT Venture Fund. Target markets include government, transportation, fast food, banks, supermarkets, and many others.  The business model is a simple, cloud based SaaS model.  Visit for more information.


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