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ASL gloves

 

For the Olin College Principles of Engineering course, a team of students wanted to create a project that would allow them to learn about subjects that were entirely new to them, but also to make something that had a meaningful contribution in people’s lives. To that end, they decided to create gloves, capable of interpreting fingerspelling and prints onto a Bluetooth connected Android app to allow for seamless communication between two individuals. American Sign Language is said to be the fourth most used language in the United States yet most Americans have little to no experience with ASL and few can communicate or understand it well. The goal was to lessen this divide.

You can find out more about the mechanical, electrical and software systems here. And don't forget to watch the video below.