Initially built from “basic technology” provided to humans by the Cysti the device intercepts speech and translates aural signals to the language (Wernicke) center of the brain in real time. The device is usually attached behind the ear and interfaces with the brain using nano-filaments and contact electrodes.
Early versions of the technology were limited and suffered from delay issues. Newer versions were made more efficient by offloading language libraries and now accesses translation data over a SLDB connection. This also allows the device to be integrated into comms headsets. The Wernicke Device is now standard issue to all human military and exploration outfits.