Gloves Translate Sign Language Into Text

Gloves Translate Sign Language Into Text
Design

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

Azalea Pena
  • 13 june 2017

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.

+data
+Design
+Fashion
+gloves
+Health
+sign language
+technology

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.