Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech



University of Washington undergrads Tommy Pryor and Navid Azodi have created talking gloves technology to help the deaf and mute communicate with the hearing world.

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According to the team, the primary audience for the device is the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and those interested in learning and working with American Sign Language.

The prototype — called SignAloud — won a $10,000 prize from the Lemelson-MIT program, which celebrates outstanding inventors.


Using machine learning algorithms the system learns from a catalogue of examples of sign language.