Here is a pair of gloves that can translate sign language into text and speech. Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi designed SignAloud to recognize hand gestures that correspond to words and phrases in American Sign Language. Theses gloves have sensors to record hand position and movement. Data from these sensors is sent from the gloves to a computer via Bluetooth.
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