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article imageWear this glove to learn sign language

While perusing the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Engadget profiled the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training's American Sign Language tutorial that uses AcceleGlove, a sensor-arrayed glove interface for PC, camera and fingers.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, IDRT's AcceleGlove product teaches and translates American Sign Language by interconnecting computer software and a camera with accelerometer-tracked input from the wearer's finger movements.
Engadget described and videoed a training session at the 2012 CES using the device to learn the ASL alphabet, with inventor Jose Hernandez-Rebollar assisting, and wrote it was "pretty pacey," but fully capable of detecting the subtle finger motions that distinguish sign language letters.
The system's two-way gesture translator stores over 25,000 English words and phrases and converts gestures into speech and text, Engadget reported, also noting that medical and military applications are being developed for use in situations where both audio and visual communication are limited.
According the engineering and development firm Anthrotronix, the company has designed and developed instrumented gloves for civilian agencies and the Department of Defense, and created AcceleGlove and its software for commercial distribution with IDRTPartners, LLC.
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