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New glove translates American Sign Language into speech in real time

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Its purpose is to help deaf people to communicate to anyone at any time without needing an interpreter. (Photo: CNN Newsource){ }{ }

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A new glove can help translate American Sign Language to speech in real time.

The glove was created by scientists at UCLA. Sensors running along the glove and read movements to identify letters, words and phrases. The movements are then sent to a corresponding app, and it reads them aloud.

Its purpose is to help deaf people to communicate to anyone at any time without needing an interpreter.

The audio transmission of the ASL translation is approximately one word per second, according to CNN.

Facial expressions are also part of communicating using American Sign Language. So, in development, scientists placed additional sensors on the face of individuals testing the device. So not only gestures and movements were cataloged but also expressions.

UCLA's research has been published in the Journal Natures Elections.