The EnableTalk gloves feature a variety of sensors that allow the system to recognize signs that are then translated into speech
quadSquad team members Stepanov Anton and Osika Maxim demonstrate the EnableTalk system at the 2012 Imagine Cup (Photo: Microsoft)
Since beginning in 2003, the Microsoft Imagine Cup has tasked students the world over with developing technology aimed at solving real-world problems. In this, its 10th year, students were asked to build their project around a specific Millennium Development Goal (MDG), with the finals held this month in Sydney, Australia. The winners have just been announced and beating out teams from 75 countries to claim first place (and US$25,000) in the Software Design category was the Ukraine’s quadSquad with their EnableTalk gloves that translate sign language into speech in real time.
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