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EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

by Lambert Varias

A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a smart glove with the exact same capability.

enabletalk gloves by quadsquad

The quadSquad team won the 2012 Imagine Cup – Microsoft’s technology competition for students – for their invention, which they call EnableTalk. The glove has 15 flex sensors, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a compass, all manned by an onboard microcontroller. The glove sends input via Bluetooth to a custom app made for Windows smartphones, which will then interpret the data and output spoken language.

enabletalk gloves by quadsquad 2

The brief demo below show the tester spelling “hello” letter by letter, which the app is able to translate after just a brief delay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlsc3Wsid6I

Head to EnableTalk’s official website for more information on the product. I tip my hat off to quadSquad; I hope the team succeeds in releasing a commercial version of their device.

[via CNET via Reddit]




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