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ISSUE 87 / 2016 TECHNOLOGY Two undergraduates from the University of Washington have designed a pair of smart gloves that can actually translate American Sign Language (ASL) into text and speech. Having been designed to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing communities, the "SignAloud Gloves" utilise sophisticated sensors to recognise ASL hand gestures. Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, the inventors of the gloves were recently awarded a $10,000 (£6842.71) Lemelson-MIT Studen Prize for their work. The two undergraduates said they wanted to create a pair of lightweight, comfortable gloves that could translate American Sign Language. In an interview, Pryor explained that, "Many of the sign language translation devices already out there are not practical for everyday use," "Some use video input, while others have sensors that cover the user's entire arm or body." Pryor and Azodi both hope that the gloves will one day be as common as hearing aids or contact lenses and that the gloves can be used to enhance the user experience in virtual reality and help the rehabilitation of stroke patients. Azodi explained that, "Our purpose for developing these gloves was to provide an easy-to-use bridge between native speaker of American Sign Language and the rest of the world," "The idea initially came out of our shared interest in invention and problem solving. But coupling it with our belief that communication is a fundamental human right; we set out to make it more accessible to a larger audience. More @Guestlist These gloves can translate sign language into text and speech! IPhones are everywhere these days, being one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but not everyone knows how to fully utilise theirs, so we decided to give you a short list of a few neat things you can do with your iPhone: "SIGNALOUD GLOVES" THE NEW INNOVATION FOR DUMB PEOPLE 5 UNEXPECTED FEATURES 1. Teach Siri Pronunciation Sometimes you'll have trouble with Siri's pronunciation, be it a name, location, anything! This can be easily fixed though, next time Siri mispronounces a word say, "That's not how you pronounce _____" and then she will offer you alternatives to the word, just choose the right one and she'll remember it. 2. Create Texting Shortcuts Like Auto-Correct, but way, WAY better. To do this, simply go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Add New Shortcut, then you can enter a word or phrase that you use a lot when texting and then the shortcut you want to use for it, now every time you type that shortcut, the entire word or phrase will show up. 3. Launch a Music App by Simply Plugging in Your Headphones Having been recently added with iOS 9, your iPhone will automatically know that it should launch the music app as soon as you plug in your headphones based on your routine and when you tend to listen to music. 4. See Everywhere You've Been Your iPhone tracks every place you've ever been to, and you can see this for yourself by going into your phone's settings. Just tap the Settings icon and go to Privacy > Location Services > System Services, and then scroll to the bottom and select "Frequent Locations" and take a look at the History section. 5. Customise Your Notifications This is probably the neatest feature on your iPhone, you can actually change the vibration pattern on your phone for notifications. Go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Vibrations > Create New Vibration, and now you'll be able to tell who's calling or texting based on the vibration. 18

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