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China: These 'Smart Gloves' enable communication between deaf and hearing people01:28

China: These 'Smart Gloves' enable communication between deaf and hearing people

China, Tongxiang
November 29, 2016 at 23:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

The team behind 'Smart Gloves', which use gesture recognition to allow deaf people to communicate easily with the rest of the world, demonstrated their new product at Wuzhen Internet Industrial park in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, on Tuesday.

The brainchild of a team from Chinese VR start-up Yingmi Technology, the smart gloves use sensors to detect sign language and voice it to the listener, enabling communication between deaf people and hearing people who do not understand sign language.

The team plan to have the product on the commercial market by early 2017. Keeping costs low, to keep the product accessible to a wider consumer base, they aim for a pair to be sold for less than 1,000 Chinese Yuan ($148, €136).

China: These 'Smart Gloves' enable communication between deaf and hearing people01:28
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The team behind 'Smart Gloves', which use gesture recognition to allow deaf people to communicate easily with the rest of the world, demonstrated their new product at Wuzhen Internet Industrial park in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, on Tuesday.

The brainchild of a team from Chinese VR start-up Yingmi Technology, the smart gloves use sensors to detect sign language and voice it to the listener, enabling communication between deaf people and hearing people who do not understand sign language.

The team plan to have the product on the commercial market by early 2017. Keeping costs low, to keep the product accessible to a wider consumer base, they aim for a pair to be sold for less than 1,000 Chinese Yuan ($148, €136).

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