10 May Sign–IO : The glove that turn sign language into audible speech
Roy Allela an engineer from Kenya invented intelligent gloves that can translate sign language to audio vocals instantly.
He called hies prototype “Sign – IO”, an innovation that will help deaf people to communicate easily.
The gloves have 5 flexible sensors that are sew at each finger. They detects how much the finger bends to recognize the letter/sign and sends the information with Bluetooth to a smartphone on an Android application. The users will have the possibility to choose the gender, language and even the color of the glove what makes it more personal for each person.
“Sign-IO” also won an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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