April 26, 2016

Innovative New Gloves Translate Sign Language Into Speech


Two undergraduate students at the University of Washington have just invented a pair of gloves that translate American Sign Language into audible speech. The two student behind the project created the innovative gloves in their spare time, and their goal was to make them as comfortable as possible.

So far, the story of these students and the gloves has gone viral across the internet, and the college students were just awarded a US$10,000 prize for their achievement as well. Dubbed the SignAloud, these gloves could potentially be integrated as an easy to use bridge between the deaf to the rest of the world. They are now seeking to make the gloves more readily available, as they believe communication should be a human right.