none

NEW SMART GLOVE TRANSLATES SIGN LANGUAGE

07-10-2015
by 
in 

In recent technological advances, Saudi designer, Hadeel Ayoub has created a smart glove that is able to translate sign language to text.

The smart glove works by having five sensors sit on the fingers and monitor the motion, while an accelerometer integrated into the glove can tell how the hand is being held and the direction that the hand is pointing.

Ayoub has also designed a computer app that can display the signed words onto a screen; she is hoping to have a mobile app.

"I had one mission when I started this project and it was to facilitate communication between all kinds of disabilities, eliminating barriers between people who have a visual, hearing, or speech impairment," Ayoub said in a press release. 

"The prototypes each have a new additional feature, an LED light, and a speaker for example, that took me one step closer to my goal. Once I've incorporated Wi-Fi and translation features into it the glove will be useful for all - no exclusions as to who the user can reach, wherever, whoever, from any country at any time."

While there are similar projects, Ayoub says that her invention is the lightest and most practical at the moment. She has plans to create a version for younger users and accommodate for multilingual speakers.

Ayoub says several companies who are interested in mass-producing her smart glove have already approached her.

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Control Logic stocks IRIS-certified terminal blocks from Klemsan. The International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) is an industry-specific extension of the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard. Klemsan is one of only a handful of manufacturers holding this certification for terminal... Read More
  2. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Industrial robots must work dynamically and quickly in production, so safe and compact guidance of cables and hoses is required. If an e-chain forms a loop in the robot’s work area, it can damage the cables and hoses and lead to machine failure. For this reason, igus has now developed the new low-... Read More
  3. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Guiding data and media in tight spaces at high speeds is a major challenge for many users, for example in intralogistics. With the micro flizz energy supply system from igus, Treotham offers a compact energy supply system for travels up to 100m. It consists of a plastic e-chain, flexible chainflex... Read More
  4. 18.04.2019
    18.04.2019
    by      In
    Mouser Electronics stocks the i.MX 8M Mini applications processor from NXP Semiconductors. It is NXP’s first embedded multi-core heterogeneous applications processor built using advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology, and offers high-performance computing, power efficiency and embedded security... Read More