A Taiwanese company debuted a pair of black gloves that can translate hand gestures into messages in real-time

At the recently held Computex Global Trade Show in Taipei, a pair of gloves caught everyone’s attention. Unlike what you would expect, they’re not for keeping your hands warm during winter, but rather for helping people with hearing impairment communicate effectively.

Taiwan Yingmi Technology partnered with National Taiwan University of Science and the Technology and Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) to create the gloves. What’s more, they are equipped with finger sensors, accelerators and gyrators to capture hand gesture data and transfer it to the smartphone app which then translates the sign language into audible text.

It took two years for Yingmi Technology to develop the gloves, as they also had to develop an in-house cloud server where the hand gestures could be analyzed using a deep learning artificial intelligence. According to project manager Ben Chen, the gloves operate at 90 percent accuracy for hand gesture detection.

Yingmi Technology

At the recently held Computex Global Trade Show in Taipei, a pair of gloves caught everyone’s attention. Unlike what you would expect, they’re not for keeping your hands warm during winter, but rather for helping people with hearing impairment communicate effectively.

Taiwan Yingmi Technology partnered with National Taiwan University of Science and the Technology and Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) to create the gloves. What’s more, they are equipped with finger sensors, accelerators and gyrators to capture hand gesture data and transfer it to the smartphone app which then translates the sign language into audible text.