University of Washington students Navid Azodi and Thomas Prior received a prize of $ 10, 000 for the creation of the wearable device, the Turn gloves. They scan the position and movement of the hands, and then transmit the data to a computer via Bluetooth.
To analyze the transmitted information, the young inventors used algorithms similar to those used in Apple's Siri voice system. They studied neural networks well in relation to artificial intelligence, which helped them create gloves that recognize a specific sign language. As soon as the system detects matches, the computer begins to speak the words.
The gloves are designed for hearing-impaired people. With their help, communication is greatly simplified. Turn gloves are lightweight, compact, ergonomic, which, according to Thomas Prior, will make it possible to use them as an everyday accessory.