Sign Language Ring Translates Sign Language Motions Into Voice or Text

Not everyone understands sign language, thus putting a barrier between hearing impaired people and their hearing friends. Sign Language Ring is a conceptual device that wants to offer a solution to this problem, it’s a set of rings and bracelet that automatically detect sign language motions and then translate them into voice. This device also has the ability to translate voice to text.

Designers : Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

Sign Language Ring by Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

Sign Language Ring by Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

Inspired by Buddhist prayer beads, this translation device takes the form of a bracelet with detachable rings. Hearing impaired people can wear those rings on their fingers and use sign language to communicate with others, those rings will detect and track sign motions and translate these signs to voice/text emitted by the bracelet. The system can learn its user’s gestures, the user can pre-record singing movements and assign any appropriate words to allow the system to display appropriate word based on user’s particular movements. When not in use, user can keep those rings back into the bracelet.

Sign Language Ring by Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

Sign Language Ring by Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

Sign Language Ring by Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi, and Yang Yi-Hsien

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Michael Logue says: September 12, 2014

Flashing gang signs (second picture) is NOT sign language, you idiots.

    Jim says: September 15, 2014

    Not sure if you're an idiot or just trolling, the second picture doesn't mention if the user flashing any sign language, it could be just demonstrating the user wears the rings.

Scott says: January 13, 2015

I don't know any deaf people, but what an amazing concept. I can imagine this being a valuable life tool to some one with such an affliction.







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