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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Platform translates sign language into speech in real time
Sign language is a great tool to help deaf and hearing impaired communicate with those who can understand it. Unfortunately, most non-deaf people don’t have an impetus to learn it unless they regularly speak with deaf people. Innovations such as the Ukraine-based Enable Talk has already attempted to tackle this problem by developing smart gloves that can translate sign language into speech in real time. Approaching it from a different angle is Saudi Arabia startup KinTrans, whose Hands Can Talk project has developed software using Microsoft Kinect technology that detects hand gestures and converts it into audible words for a non-deaf audience. READ MORE…
Gloves translate sign language into speech
One problem that deaf people often come across when using sign language is that most non-deaf people aren’t familiar with it. We’ve already seen the MyVoice device act as a translator for those with hearing difficulties, and now the Ukraine-based Enable Talk project has come up with a way to make digital sign language translation mobile. READ MORE…
Device can translate sign language into sound and vice versa
Just as Stanford University undergraduate Adam Duran recently developed his Braille-writing software to help blind people communicate visually with a standard touchscreen, a new innovation we’ve spotted is doing a similar thing for those with hearing disabilities. Created by students at the University of Houston, MyVoice is a device that aims to translate sign language into sound and vice versa. READ MORE…