Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Speech With App. Three Ukrainian students invented sensory gloves that work with an app to turn sign language into automated speech.
The Enable Talk project won first place at Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012 this week in Syndey, Australia. Students on the winning Team QuadSquad — Anton Stepanov, Anton Posternikov, and Maxim Osika — beat out 350 students from 75 countries for the gold. Their Enable Talk glove gives deaf and hearing-impaired individuals the ability to communicate with those who don't know sign language. "A while ago, in the supermarket we saw a cashier having difficulties understanding a speech-impaired person and we thought how useful it would be to have a device to overcome this communication barrier," the trio wrote in their Imagine Cup entry. "We were very surprised to find out that no such devices are available on the market. The glove is flexible, easy to use, cheap to produce and battery operated. SEE ALSO: Imagine Cup: Where Students Use Tech to Solve Real-World Problems.
Hearing-aid hackers fine-tuning their own devices. 4 July 2012Last updated at 21:20 ET By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News Many frustrated hearing aid users want to have more control over the devices If you are short-sighted, usually all it takes is a visit to an optician to get a pair of spectacles to help restore the world to sharp detail.
But if you suffer hearing problems, visiting an audiologist just the once will probably not restore sounds to crisp clarity. The consequent frustration is driving some people with the appropriate expertise to hack into their own hearing aids to carry out DIY improvements. Brian Moore, professor of audiology at the University of Cambridge, explained: "It's not the same as spectacles where you know you have the right prescription. "With a hearing aid you can have an initial prescription but you will need to do some fine-tuning around that afterwards to satisfy the individual person. " Catering for young Now some tech-savvy users are taking the initiative. Snsanalytics. DD's film for HeadSmart. Action for Happiness. Robots and New Humans.
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On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist men detonated four bombs—three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. As well as the four bombers, 52 civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, which became the United Kingdom's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing as well as the country's first ever suicide attack.
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