TechCrunch reports that a student team at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has developed gloves that translate sign language into speech. The Ukrainian team built various sensors into the gloves to detect flexing motion, rotation, and movement through space. Called “EnableTalk,” the translation system was built for Ukrainian signers, but users can be teach it new vocabularies of signs. The prototype costs about $75.
There have been a lot of amazing innovations coming from young students recently.