Zak Stone


Smart Glove: Voice Recognition for Sign Language Users

A sensor-equipped glove that translates gestures into audible words could be a game-changer for the speech and hearing-impaired.

Voice-recognition has transformed our smart phones into personal assistants—a remarkable feat—but these benefits have thus far left out millions of people with speech or hearing impairments who rely on sign language. There exists no comparable way for computers to capture and act on a dialect of gestures. Until now.

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