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What is Canopy?

Canopy Speak, available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, is a speaking medical translation app created with funding from the NIH. Try using it to bridge any communication gaps with your patients or clients with limited English proficiency. It cannot replace a translator, but it will provide over 4,700 translated common medical phrases.

From its publisher's site: 

Canopy Speak was designed to overcome logistical difficulties inherent in accessing current language assistance tools. Accessible on smartphones and tablets, Speak enables clinicians to interact with language-minority patients using pre-translated phrases and questions for common, straightforward, routine communication.


Canopy Speak includes:

  • Languages included:

Arabic
Bengali (text only)
Chinese Mandarin
Chinese Cantonese
Filipino Tagalong (text only)
French
Hindi

Haitian Creole
Japanese
Korean
Malay (text only)
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese (text only)

  • Interactive Phrase Library : Pre-translated medical phrases, organized by frequently encountered procedures and medical specialties, and available in text (all) and audio (most)

Anesthesia
Dentistry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery

Internal Medicine
OB/GYN
Ophthalmology
Pediatrics

  • Connection to Live Interpreters: For users with hospital affiliation, that hospital's interpreter service can be linked for an immediate direct call from within the app

  • Custom playlists : Custom playlists of frequently used phrases can be created, saved, and shared with colleagues