TechCrunch is reporting from Microsoft’s Imagine Cup where a team from Donetsk, Ukraine is showing off EnableTalk, an electronic glove that can read and sign language being spoken by the wearer. The idea is for the technology to bridge the gap and act as an interpreter for deaf/mute folks to speak with the rest of us.
This is not the first example of this idea in action, as we reported earlier this year on the Mobile Lorm Glove from Design Research Lab in Germany, but we’re hopeful that EnableTalk, that features touch and flex sensors, a gyro, compass and accelerometer to monitor hand movement, will actually become a real product in the near future.
Here’s the team’s presentation:
Project info page: EnableTalk…
(hat tip: TechCrunch)