Smart gloves converts sign language into audio speech invented by a 25-year-old Kenyan
As the society consists of hearing impaired, deaf-mute that relies on sign language this technology is a way to better communicate with them.
Roy Allelas a 25 year-old Kenyan invented this technology.
It started when he was inspired to help his niece who was born deaf which is hard to communicate with her or unable to understand her because they were not able to learn sign language.
Sign-io’s the name of their app which translates sign language to speech recognizes sign language from users with the help of the gloves and transmits this data to an Android application where it is then emits translated speech.
Roy and his 2 colleagues one from Uganda and Ghana – took home the Grand Prize in second of three regional showcase events with $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, together with three other winners from Bangalore, India, and three more from Washington, DC.
Which was then recognized by various institutions on what they saw a leap to being a human recognized by the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the world’s largest organization for mechanical engineers, during its prestigious 2017 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) competition.
We need to be creating more technology from how to be a truly human which cites the will to help one another and not by war.