At a recent developers event in Tel Aviv, a concept gadget was introduced that could help the hearing impaired communicate with those unfamiliar with sign language.
Three developers, Oleg Imanilov, Zvika Markfield, and Tomer Daniel, have come up with a glove that interprets sign language and turns it into text using a custom Android app.
Sensors inside the glove pick up on the natural movements of the wearer’s hand when he or she is performing sign language. These movements are sent to the application, where it is then translated into text on the screen, allowing other people to read what the wearer is signing in written text.
The concept and the product is still in its early stages, but the functionality does exist. With more development, this could be a great tool for the hearing impaired and their friends and family members. With even more development in the future with the latest text/speech software, it could give a voice to the hearing and speech impaired.