SignAloud translation gloves

Two students from the University of Washington, Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, have created lightweight gloves that can translate sign language instantly.

The SignAloud glove prototype recognizes hand gesture and placements matching them to the correct American Sign Language word or phrase. Sensors throughout the glove pick up the placement and motion data of the hands which is sent to a computer via Bluetooth. The computer analyzes the data, searching for a correlation in its database, and if it recognizes a gesture, then the ASL translation is played through a speaker. This student project has since won the Lemelson-MIT Undergraduate Student Prize and $10,000.