After more than a year of R&D work, Youdao, China leader in AI learning, recently launched Youdao Pen 3 Dictionary Global Versiona one-of-a-kind device that helps language learners around the world, people with reading difficulties and children learning to read.

With its powerful self-developed technology, the pen can scan multi-line sentences and translate them in 1 second without using the Internet. It has an HD touch screen where scanned text and translations are displayed, built-in speaker, microphone and various official dictionaries. The device is also equipped with OCR technology with up to 99% accurate scanning rate, neural machine translation and text-to-speech technology.

For Chinese learners, the stylus provides character order, recognizes traditional and simplified Chinese, provides pinyin, pronunciation, and a long list of examples. For Spanish learners, the pen gives translation, pronunciation and conjugation of verbs. For English learners, the pen provides the Merriam-Webster dictionary, as well as American/British accents to choose from.

The pen currently supports two-way translation between English-Chinese and English-Spanish. Going forward, the pen will also include bi-directional translation between English, Korean, and Japanese, all of which will be available in future software updates.

Dyslexia, a reading disorder that used to be a challenge and disadvantage for children in school or professionals in the workplace, is now covered by the Text to Speech technology of Youdao Dictionary Pen 3 Global version, which allows to turn scanned text into audio, users can adjust the volume, its speed and also listen to the audio through the pen’s speaker or with headphones paired via Bluetooth. This reading pen helps people with dyslexia to read independently in many different scenarios.

Thanks to their optical character recognition technology, the pen becomes versatile, it scans on different surfaces such as paper, computer screens, phone screens, Kindle, cardboard, packaging materials and more . It can be used with the right or left hand, and it is also lightweight and portable.

Youdao Pen 3 Dictionary Global Version is available worldwide now at Amazon, as well as their official store.

SOURCE Smart Youdao