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August 13, 2012

Sensor-equipped AcceleGlove"

A staff member from the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training Inc. (IDRT) in Wheaton, Md., demonstrates the AcceleGlove", a low-cost, sensor-equipped gesture recognition system for translating hand and finger motion into information.

The AcceleGlove has a range of applications, including translation of sign language. This could help first responders and health providers communicate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Military applications are also possible, as the device would allow soldiers to silently communicate through hand signals.

Development of the AcceleGlove was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. [Note: In June 2012, production of the AcceleGlove ended. The sensors embedded in the glove are no longer available from the manufacturer and so production of the AcceleGlove ceased. AcceleGlove was being marketed by AnthroTronix Inc. of Silver Spring, Md.] (Date of Image: 2009)


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