Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Google Gesture app

A new Google app promises to translate sign language in real time. No release date has been set yet, but Google Gesture is being developed at Sweden's Berghs School of Communication. The effort has already attracted the attention of the tech community by winning an award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The user wears a band on his or her arm which picks up muscle movements and interpreted by the app, which turns them into audible words. Here's a video explanation.

30 Google Gesture from Berghs School of Communication on Vimeo.