With the mobile as the center of almost everything, at least until the market decides to take everything to the cloud, the accessory park continues to grow non-stop, and new uses appear that until recently were only imagined. As the virtual reality glasses or the different uses for augmented reality, or as the glove that arrives directly from Italy to get a little closer to the future.
The future and also integration, because although it is a prototype at the moment its functionality is complete and is already in the design phase. Or what is the same, the phase that will make this new glove to translate the language of signs to voice is a garment perfectly wearable and not the mess of cables that has been during its prototyping.
600 euros at the end of 2018
We are facing an invention of Francesco Pezzuoli and Dario Corona, two Italian graduates, in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, who from their home, in the south of the country, have presented their new invention to the world. A glove whose function will be to translate the sign language used by the deaf to words.
The invention is already called Talking Hands or talking hands and thanks to the sensors it incorporates it is capable of detecting each of the movements made with hands, however slight, by sending them to the mobile phone through a Bluetooth connection so that can be converted into words that the phone will recite aloud whenever we want.
The gloves, which for now are a rather voluminous and unattractive prototype, will be turned into garments that will hide the wiring and compact all the sensors. Its system of interpretation of signs will be so invisible that except for the chip dedicated to read the information of the sensors, they will not contain any other metallic part.
The Talking Hands will be manufactured in at least five sizes, according to their inventors, and they are confident that it will be available for sale by the end of next year 2018. One year from now on for sign language translation gloves that will cost in around 600 euros.
As its inventors have declared, the invention was exposed to the National Association of the Deaf of Italy to assess their possibilities and their viability, receiving numerous tips from them and a confirmation that encouraged them to move forward, despite the rejections received before their first investment requests: “They will be of great help in times of emergency”.