Company: Charmtech Labs LLC is a for-profit company operating out of a Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University, NY.
Mission: Empower people to process information more effectively, overcome learning disabilities and language barriers, and make reading more interactive and accessible for everyone.
History: Charmtech Labs was founded in 2010 by computer science professors and Ph.D. students who wanted to go beyond academic research and make a difference in the real world. We started as 5-person team trying to commercialize our research and bring our screen-reading technology for blind people to the market. We expanded from the assistive technology to the mainstream market, and from the consumer to the institutional sales. And today, we are a team of 20 focused on research, development of universally accessible tools that can personalize reading experience, make reading more interactive, and improve productivity. Our main product is Capti Voice.
Capti Voice is a personalized reading support tool that uses a number of innovative reading supports that use Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing, including adaptive vocabulary games, contextual translation, language detection, etc. Capti is universal in that it works across content sources, content formats, devices, student abilities, age groups, instructional goals, and subject areas. Capti is for students, educators, auditory learners, busy professionals, visually impaired, avid readers, commuters, travelers, dyslexic, athletes, etc.