I will be speaking at the Online Learning Conference tomorrow on the topic of how speech enablement technologies are changing the way we interact with technology. As I was doing some final research I stubbled upon an amazing technology developed by Ukranian students who won first place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.
Enable Talk Gloves allows for the ability to transcribe sign language into spoken word. The gloves contain sensors that capture the hand movements and then via blue tooth send information to an app. The app matches the hand gestures into spoken word and plays the audio of what they are saying from the mobile device.