Turning sign language into speech


Two inspiring undergraduates from the University of Washington, Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi, won a Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their invention “Sign Aloud”.

Simple but brilliant it’s a pair of gloves that can translate sign language into speech.

Sign language can be highly effective, but given that lots of people can’t use it, communication between sign language speakers and the rest of the world is often problematic. The “Sign Aloud” gloves record the wearer’s hand position and movements and sends them via Bluetooth to a central computer which translates the movements from a gesture into spoken word.

Watch the clip and be amazed!