What is it: Care to Translate is an app that helps medical practitioners translate Swedish into different languages. The app helps break the language barrier between patients and medical practitioners.
How it works: Care to Translate doesn’t require any kind of registration, users can download the app and immediately be able to use it. Users can select a phrase they would need to translate, and the app says the phrase that they have selected in the language they have chosen. The app can help medical practitioners to translate 140 different Swedish phrases into 13 different languages. There are 11 categories for the phrases from Greetings to Dental terms.
Best for: Medical practitioners who work with foreign patients in emergency situations or with basic treatments. The app can is not meant to replace a professional translator but it can help with aiding patients while waiting for one.
Value Offering: The translations are direct to the point and the questions available are constructed answerable by yes or no. Which makes it possible for users to communicate and do their jobs despite not knowing the patient’s language.
Hype Level: Care to Translate released the app in November 2017. Since its release, they have gained 20,000 users and the app has done half a million translations. Vinnova has provided the company with innovation support. The Sting Accelerate program has previously accepted the company