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Video Technology Advances That Improve Interpretation Services

Doctor with a stethoscope on a smartphone screen

Interpretation services through video and remote technology have become a vital link for telehealth as the healthcare industry continues to face the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to advances in smartphones and mobile devices, interpretation services have become more convenient and affordable for many industries, not just for healthcare. Today’s blog from Akorbi showcases video technology advances that improve the interpretation services we provide. 

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High-Definition Audio and Video

Audio and video tools continue to advance with HD capabilities. Why is HD audio and video important for interpretation services? When working remotely, it allows a qualified interpreter to pick up on nuances of language. Some words may sound similar to others, and an interpreter must be able to think quickly when listening to someone speak. Inflections, glances, moods, and eye movement can all provide context for an interpreter working through audio-visual equipment. 

Consider how important words are in a healthcare or legal setting. Words can literally save someone’s life, and HD audio and video represent a lifeline for people who rely on accurate interpretations between a patient and a care team or a client and an attorney or judge.


Apps continue to evolve. As new smartphone and mobile devices come out every couple of years, language services apps provide the backbone of interpretation services. Think beyond just a simple translation app that turns your voice into another language or written text. Apps can connect to AI software that makes interpretation and translation easier without replacing the human element needed to complete these important tasks.

Our ADAPT platform allows you to hire an interpreter or translator from your smartphone. You can translate content, schedule a qualified interpreter, or hire on-call services through ADAPT. Our technology offers a one-stop-shop for our most popular language services. 


Think bigger when it comes to video technology. Videoconferences and conference rooms offer connectivity to mobile devices, but also large screens and speakers to see and hear everything the other team is discussing. Videoconferencing technology offers a way to communicate with entire teams in the same room or multiple individuals at once. Flatscreens with HD cameras, highly sensitive microphones, and connectivity to HD speakers all make interpretation services easier. 

Why Is Video Technology Important?

Video technology is important for many reasons. First, it lets interpreters get all of the information they need to make accurate interpretations, whether for a patient describing their pain or an engineer describing a complex process. Second, look for modern technology that allows for easy upgrades. You don’t necessarily have to replace smartphones, tablets, and video screens every two years. Instead, invest in technology you can easily upgrade for years to come to protect your investment.

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Akorbi and Our High-Tech Interpretation Services

Akorbi is one of the top language service providers in the United States, thanks in part to our qualified and certified interpreters who are familiar with the technological tools of their trade. Contact Akorbi online or call 1-877-4-AKORBI for more information on what we can do for your company, agency, or group.

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