EnableTalk gloves can establish verbal contact between people with disabilities and those who do not understand sign language. They were created by the QuadSquad team in 2012, by the Ukrainian students Anton Pasternykov, Maksym Osyka, Valery Stepanov and Anton Yasakov. The project won the first prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2012 competition. Each glove has 15 touch sensors that recognize sign language and convert it to text on mobile devices. Connection ensured via Bluetooth, and the gloves work on solar batteries. The price of this invention is $75, which is much cheaper than the price of rival devices that often reach $1,000. In addition, EnableTalk gloves are of better quality, as they are equipped with a higher quantity of sensors than the devices of other companies.

Oleksiy Samovarov