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Smart Gloves flyer
Smart gloves turn sign language gestures into vocalized speech
Smart gloves are the future of Assistive technology. The Smart gloves help deaf people that have a hard time communicating with others. They turn sign language gestures into vocalized speech. After they refine the development and begin mass production, they say that the price will go down about 50%. The projected cost of a pair of Smart Gloves will be around $400
How they work
In the fingers, there a total of 15 flex sensors that measure the degree of bending while a compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope determine the motion of the glove through space. The gloves still need to be perfected, they need to increase the accuracy of the algorithms that change the signs into vocalized speech from 90 percent to 99.