The device is able to translate text to sign language automatically

Guy Fierens, Stijn Huys and Jasper Slaets have created a 3D-printed model of a human hand that is capable of recreating sign language automatically. Dubbed Project Aslan, an acronym that stands for “Antwerp's Sign Language Actuating Node,” the robotic hand is available for users to print themselves or have printed by 3DHubs, an online 3D printing service platform.

Project Aslan

Aslan's system is able to translate text into sign language, spelling out words with the sign language alphabet if it can't sign them. Although the system is made up of just one hand, eventually the team members hope to expand it to include two arms and potentially a face and shoulders, to make it less impersonal.

Project Aslan

Guy Fierens, Stijn Huys and Jasper Slaets have created a 3D-printed model of a human hand that is capable of recreating sign language automatically. Dubbed Project Aslan, an acronym that stands for “Antwerp's Sign Language Actuating Node,” the robotic hand is available for users to print themselves or have printed by 3DHubs, an online 3D printing service platform.

Aslan's system is able to translate text into sign language, spelling out words with the sign language alphabet if it can't sign them. Although the system is made up of just one hand, eventually the team members hope to expand it to include two arms and potentially a face and shoulders, to make it less impersonal.