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Rings Turn Sign Language Into Spoken Word To Help The Deaf Communicate

Rings Turn Sign Language Into Spoken Word To Help The Deaf Communicate
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Winner of the Red Dot design award this year, the Sign Language Ring can detect and translate gestures.

Emma Hutchings
  • 22 november 2013

The Sign Language Ring is a translation device that takes the form of a bracelet with a set of detachable rings worn on different fingers. Winner of the Red Dot design award this year, it detects and tracks signing motions, translating them to voice which is emitted by the bracelet.

Rings Turn Sign Language Into Spoken Word To Help The Deaf Communicate

The system also translates voice into text, which is displayed on a screen on the top of the bracelet. The device’s design was inspired by Buddhist prayer beads.

Rings Turn Sign Language Into Spoken Word To Help The Deaf Communicate

The user can pre-record their movements and assign the appropriate words, which allows the system to be customized to the user’s particular gestures. After use, the rings can be set into the bracelet for storage.

Sign Language Ring

Sources: Red Dot, Fast Company

Images: Red Dot

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