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This Invention Could Revolutionize the Way People Who Are Speech-Impaired Communicate


Cornell students Monica Lin and Roberto Villalba recently built a an electronic sign language glove that can translate sign language into spoken english, according to the video below. The right-handed glove has flex sensors attached to each finger that judge how bent each digit is. Additional contact sensors between the fingers help differentiate between similar signs. A person wearing the glove can simply sign and have the computer repeat aloud each letter.

Lin and Villalba wanted to create a way for members of the speech-impaired community to more easily communicate, according to the project page on Cornell’s website.

Check out the incredible invention in the video below: 

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