Students invent gloves to speak for hearing impaired:

‘SignAloud’ gloves translate sign language gestures into spoken English.

  • Two US students have designed gloves which translate hand gestures
  • ‘SignAloud’ gloves translate American Sign Language to spoken English
  • The entrepreneurial pair recently won $10,000 for their innovative design
  • Initially aimed at the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, the gloves could potentially find use in stroke rehabilitation and virtual reality.

US inventors have designed a pair of gloves, called ‘SignAloud’, which translate the gestures of sign language to spoken English. The gloves (pictured) use embedded sensors to monitor the position and movement of the user’s hands, while a central computer analyses the data and converts gestures to speech

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