Project Details

SignAloud Glove

Gloves that transliterate sign language into text and speech

By Lemelson-MIT Program

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Project Twitter: @LemelsonMIT

  • Physical Computing

SignAloud is a pair of gloves that can recognise hand gestures that correspond to words and phrases in American Sign Language. Each glove contains sensors that record hand position and movement and send data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a central computer. The computer looks at the gesture data through various sequential statistical regressions, similar to a neural network. If the data match a gesture, then the associated word or phrase is spoken through a speaker.

Future plans include further expanding and refining the early-stage prototype while engaging members of the deaf and hearing impaired community, and those interested in learning and working with American Sign Language in future iterations of the device.

Last updated: 06th of September, 2016

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