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This Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language

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Here is a smart glove capable of wirelessly translating the American Sign Language Alphabet. The Language of Glove was built by engineers at the University of California San Diego using stretchable and printable electronics. The glove was made with a leather athletic glove and 9 stretchable sensors attached to each finger. As the team explains:

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The sensors change their electrical resistance when stretched or bent. This allows them to code for different letters of the American Sign Language alphabet based on the positions of all nine knuckles. A straight or relaxed knuckle is encoded as “0” and a bent knuckle is encoded as “1”.

A low power circuit board on the glove converts keys into letters and transmits them to a smartphone or computer via Bluetooth. Such a glove also has virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

 

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