Students Invent Glove to Help the Deaf Communicate
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September 20, 2013

A glove created by students from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Paysandú (ITSP) in Uruguay translates sign language into words, which appear on a computer screen. (Luciano Thoma)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – A glove created by Uruguayan students is helping the deaf and hearing-impaired break down social barriers.

The invention, called GloveTech, has sensors that translate sign language into audio to help those with hearing disabilities communicate.

... The system, which also allows spoken words to be translated into sign language on a computer screen that portrays the words in images, is expected to cost about US$150 and hit the market by the middle of 2014.

... The system works with a computer, meaning it can be useful in schools, offices and homes. The inventors’ goal is to make it applicable for cellphones and tablets, making the technology mobile.

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