The techies are at it again, building a better world: For their final project in Electrical and Computer Engineering 4760, engineering students made an electronic glove that can translate complex finger gestures from American Sign Language into spoken letters. The glove is outfitted with flex sensors, contact sensors and accelerometers to gather data from finger and hand motions to differentiate between letters.
On their project website, the students sent shout-outs to those who helped, as well as a quick apology: “Thanks to Bruce [Land] (senior lecturer in electrical and computer engineering) for providing the text to speech code, along with all his help throughout the semester. Thanks to all the TAs for all their help. Thanks to Mister Glove for providing helpful information on the transceiver. Sorry Bruce for cutting off part of your name on the protoboard for the base station.”
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