Device helps you “translate” Sign Language

Shawn Farner - Jan 6, 2009, 8:57pm CST
Device helps you “translate” Sign Language

If you have deaf friends or friends in deaf-education majors, you’ve probably felt as I have, at times – totally lost as a flurry of hands whip through the air, making shapes and gestures you just don’t understand.  Luckily, a new device is coming to save the day.

The Sign Language Translator is not the most accurate product name, since the device doesn’t actually translate anything.  Rather, it serves as a visual dictionary of sorts, matching English words to their American Sign Language counterparts.  For those who are learning sign language or even for those who want to use it sparingly, this device seems like great idea.

The device is able to run for six hours before needing a charge, which it’s able to receive via USB.  The Sign Language Translator is set to come out in mid-May at a price of $199.

[via Gizmodo]


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