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Quadsquad’s ‘Enabletalk’ Advances Speech

 - Aug 8, 2012
References: enabletalk & gizmag
quadSquad’s ‘EnableTalk’ device is receiving a great deal of attention as the first place winner of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. The competition aims to solve problems through technology, and the Ukraine-based team has done a remarkable job of tackling issues related to sign language communication.

The hearing and speech impaired encounter articulation barriers on a daily basis. While sign language is a critical medium, few comprehend it aside from specialists, leading to constant struggles. The EnableTalk gloves provide an essential stand-in tool as they translate sign language motions into speech.

A series of USB and solar-powered sensors are used here to transfer data to smartphones. The mobile devices then relay information collected via microphones, allowing users to get their messages across in a quick and efficient manner.