SignAloud Invention Could Open Up More Doors For Communication

May 5, 2016 BY Kathleen Callaghan, CCC-SLP

Score another win for technology as a communication tool.  In April, two sophomores from the University of Washington won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for creating a pair of lightweight gloves that detect and translate American Sign Language (ASL) into spoken words. The “SignAloud” invention uses sensors to detect hand movements and position, ultimately determining the speaker’s message from a database of ASL signs.  Simply brilliant.