humane tech

humane technology
for social problems

Now is the time to hand over a brighter future, Batoners.

As a new era begins, technology and people merge yet again.
Batoners is aware of the impact this moment may have on the future,
and spends each day getting to know the different kinds of people who will live in it.
Developing skills and providing services for children,
differently abled individuals, and those amongst us who need it the most,
we believe aligning with those in need is imperative for the development of a truly wonderful world.

As the prevailing science and technology of the day continue to develop exponentially,
so widens the gap between those who have and those who do not.
The wealthy reside in skyscrapers amongst the clouds,
impervious to the struggles of those below
finding it more and more difficult to see
the role they will play in our societies’ imminent future.
The socially disadvantaged live in conditions unchanged for decades
as the the world marches forward without them.

What we aim to pass down is not technology,
but rather faith and an ability to believe.
A sense of confidence that “I too can make my mark on society.”
We understand the importance of sharing and working together.

We understand that the warmest technology that humans have to offer is their service.

SLTT (Sign Language to Text)


SLTT (Sign Language to Text)

SLTT (Sign Language to Text) is an innovative computer vision and natural language processing software that bridges the gap between sign language and written/spoken language. With remarkable accuracy of 95%, and speedy translation within three seconds, SLTT is a groundbreaking tool certified by KOLAS – the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. Launched in April 2023, SLTT currently supports Korean, with plans to expand support to English (US) and Japanese in the near future. Our mission is to empower people who use sign language to communicate with non-signers, and SLTT is just the first step in our journey towards an inclusive society.

Technology that creates a better reading experience for the visually impaired


Technology that creates a better reading experience for the visually impaired:

The issue: It’s not always easy for blind people to dive into a good book. Although certain books are published in braille, only about 5% of the blind today still read braille. As a result, many visually impaired individuals use Text to Speech Technology (TTS) to read. This suffices for many books, but in certain cases books contain alternative content like graphs, tables, and formulas that are incompatible with conventional TTS technology. Sometimes electronic book editors input alternative text to better describe these pictures to the visually impaired, but these specialized books can take up to half a year to publish.

Our solution: Technology that better recognizes images, graphs, tables, and formulas. Our e-book reading technology automatically generates commentary about what each of these sets of information may represent, helping blind people get a better idea of everything that is happening inside of one of these charts.

Technology that creates a better reading experience for the visually impaired
Crosswalk guidance software for the blind


Crosswalk guidance software for the blind

The issue: Crosswalks without the use of braille lettering make it difficult for blind people to safely cross the road in the right direction. Countless schools and welfare centers are forced to try and combat this issue by offering pedestrian crossing training courses for the visually impaired. In addition, crosswalks with sound signals are hard to come by, and are often riddled with technical difficulties.

Our solution: To develop an artificial intelligence-based application that can be downloaded and used by any smartphone. The app will use touch and voice activation to aid the visually impaired at every crosswalk throughout the city.

Trapped children accident prevention button


Trapped children accident prevention button (CCUCC)

The issue: On average, a child is trapped inside of a vehicle daily. Drop off bells are used at most daycare centers to prevent this problem, but the installation of these bells can be anywhere from 200,000 to 300,000 KRW (roughly 200-300 USD). This is not a realistic price to pay for many home vehicles.

Our solution: Rather than connecting a vehicle’s wires to an exit bell, we have developed a ‘CCUCC button’ that connects directly to any built in USB port or cigar jack. When the engine is turned off, the device’s alarm automatically sounds to remind you to check for any remaining children in your vehicle.

Trapped children accident prevention button
UNICEF’S Child friendly city initiation


UNICEF’S Child friendly city initiation, recreating face to face interactions in an online world

The issue: The COVID-19 pandemic has made face-to-face interactions more and more difficult over the past year and a half. A better platform to replace off-line meetings in a new online world is needed. Local authorities are currently holding discussions with children, teachers, and parents about creating a better environment for children during these difficult times.

Our Solution: develop a global online discussion board open day or night designed to encourage brainstorming amongst all of us who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We make it easy for children who still are too young to use keyboards to chime in, using images and voice activated software to help them give us their input on what they need. All of the data collected will be automatically converted to text and later analyzed in detail. The message board will be accessible for the visually impaired as well, creating a truly all inclusive platform for all to participate comfortably.

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