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A Remarkable Communications Invention

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by chelloveck, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    What's amazing is this is not so difficult to implement given current technology. The software is definitely easy but admit the hardware is the sticky point, the sensors have to recognize the movements of the hand(s). What is amazing is they brought it together, had the time and the resources to bring the idea to reality. Well done MIT!
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Family next door is deaf and Spanish. It makes for some interesting conversations.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I suspect that most communications difficulties can be resolved with enchiladas. It gives the hands something to do instead of signing furiously.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. ASL on skype. Secure?
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  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Encrypted ASL should be secure ;)
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    No but on FaceTime Voice, it would be End to End Encrypted....
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I was being facetious. Though, in public, ASL signers might like to switch off the audio, or take off their gloves to have a somewhat more private conversation.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Then regular FaceTime, (video) will work, and be end to end encrypted...
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  10. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    This would be great if they get it perfected and can translate to other languages.
    The problem with any language is that there are no universal words even in sign language ,so overcoming that challenge would be fantastic .
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think that might be a software challenge, more so than a hardware challenge. The hardware just sends signals sensing changes in spatial change in glove position...the softwear does the conversion into speech. No reason why the gloves could also speak in AUSLAN (Australian Signing Language) or any number of American Indian tribal signing languages. What a boon those gloves might have been to American Indians back in the day.

    I don't think this needs magic gloves to translate with.

  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    When there is not specific Sign, for a word, then basically you spell the word... In the language of the recipient...
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