Students are working to revolutionize way American Sign Language speakers communicate

A pair of 19-year-old college sophomores at the University of Washington are changing the way death people could communicate with the world rarely adapted to their needs. SignAloud gloves instantly translate American Sign Language (ASL) to audio, allowing for seamless conversation.

SignAloud gloves are equipped with motion sensors that record hand position, including the way individual fingers bend or flex. The input from the gloves is then sent wirelessly via Bluetooth to a nearby computer where it is analysed using various sequential statistical regressions, comparable to a neural network. The hand gestures which correspond to words and phrases in ASL are translated into English and spoken through a speaker.

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