An intelligent glove that allows deaf-blind to communicate

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.01.29
An intelligent glove that allows deaf-blind to communicate
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dbGLOVE is a wearable device that enables blind and deafblind people to use all the features of a mobile phone to communicate with others and to interact with the world. This gives them the opportunity to get access to information and communication when their assistant is not there. The special glove, designed by Nicholas Caporusso, allows deafblind people to communicate using tactical alphabets, pressing or pinching different parts of the hand represents different letters. Sensors in dbGLOVE turn these alphabet tracings into computer text, and actuators trace the letters back onto the hand. This will enable deafblind people to operate computers and smartphones. In addition to the gloves which only read texts, the team is looking to develop a pototype capable of translating even paintings and maps in a tactile form.

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