Smart Glove: “Voice Recognition” for Sign Language Users

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An invention called EnableTalk from a crew of Ukranian programmers and designers (named the “QuadSquad”) has the potential to transform the way that sign language speakers communicate with digital devices, as well as the rest of the non-signing population. EnableTalk looks like a high-tech biking glove, equipped with 15 sensors that recognize the gestures of a signers’ hands, send the information to a software program via Bluetooth, and translate the data into sound played though smartphone speakers.

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