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Amazing is an understatement.
A group of Filipino college students from the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges innovated “trainable gloves that can interpret Filipino sign language and convert it into speech" for their thesis project
In a video presentation shared on Facebook by one of the students, the group demonstrated how the gloves work. They also explained the concepts leading to the creation of the gloves.
“This project gives voice to the deaf and speech-impared people. With this, the communication barrier could be lessened allowing the deaf and speech-impared people to express themselves and give them opportunities to grow in their respective careers,” one group member said.
As of press time, the video has already garnered over 60k reactions, 1.7kcomments, and 27k shares.
This is not the first time that the "idea" has been presented.
In April 2016, two University of Washington students invented "SignAloud."
"SignAloud" is a pair of gloves that can recognize hand gestures that correspond to words and phrases in American Sign Language.
The students won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for the project.