Inventor Designs Sign Language GloveBy Hartman, Carl; AT Journal, Vol. 79, No. 1
Publication Date: August 2003
Article describing the prototype AcceleGlove, which is an electronic glove invented by researcher Jose Hernandez-Rebollar of George Washington University. The AcceleGlove can turn American Sign Language gestures into spoken words or text. Sensors in the glove work with a micro-controller attached to the wearer’s arm, where they can track the placement and movement of the user’s arm and fingers. The information is turned into data, which a computer can read and convert to into words. The words can be converted into voice output through a speaker, or text on a computer screen. The AcceleGlove can also convert American Sign Language into spoken Spanish. The author stresses that further research is warranted before the AcceleGlove is sold on the market.
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