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Electric glove translates sign language into text messages in real-time to help deaf people communicate

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  • An electric glove which can convert sign language into text messages has been unveiled by scientists.
  • Researchers fitted a standard sports glove with nine flexible strain sensors which react when a user bends their fingers to create the new device.
  • The device, which was developed at the University of California, San Diego, can convert the 26 letters of American Sign Language (ASL) into text that can be viewed on a smartphone or computer.
  • And although the glove can translate ASL, it is not suitable for those who use British Sign Language (BSL).
  • ‘One application in the pipeline is a 3D printed robot hand that we can control using the glove,’ Dr O’Connor told New Scientist.

The device, which was developed at the University of California, San Diego, can convert the 26 letters of American Sign Language (ASL) into text that can be viewed on a smartphone display.

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By Daisy Dunne For Mailonline

Published: 06:39 EDT, 13 July 2017 | Updated: 08:54 EDT, 13 July 2017

Electric glove translates sign language into text messages in real-time to help deaf people communicate