Performativity · Technology

EnableTalk: Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech



This year’s Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in Sydney, has produced a finalist project called EnableTalk by the Ukrainian team QuadSquad. The gloves automatically translate sign language into spoken words with the aide of a text-to-speech engine.

Worldwide, there are currently about 40 million deaf, mute and deaf-mute people and many of them use sign language to communicate. The problem is, there are very few people who actually understand sign language.

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