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Among his inventions, he has a system to people improve the effectiveness of lip-reading, a method that enables deaf people to converse on the telefone, an Internet-based system for capturing real-time transcripts of phone conferences, and electronic glasses that could print information on the lenses from a computer.
Dimitri is deaf since he was three. He holds 159 US patents and was granted the title of Master Inventor IBM in 2002, 2005 and 2010.
The inventor built a technology that allows deaf people to have phone conversations.
According to the researcher, it works this way: “The writer hears what we are saying on the telephone. It has some abilities like a court reporter, so it writes and puts the text on the Web site. And then we read the transcription on the Web site. This is a simple thing, but 15 years ago when I suggested it, it was a totally new thing. But then a lot of people started to use it at IBM and in many places and many court reporters developed different technologies for how to send the text to a Web site”.
In 2012, the inventor was honored at the White House in a ceremony to celebrate those "leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math for people with disabilities”.
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