Black Man Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audio
To celebrate the final days of the 2020 Black History Month I would like to shed some light on Roy Allela.
Roy Allela is 25 years old and has just invented smart gloves that convert sign language movements into audio speech.
He said in an interview with the Guardian,
My niece wears the gloves, pairs them to her phone or mine, then starts signing and I’m able to understand what she’s saying. Like all sign language users, she’s very good at lip reading, so she doesn’t need me to sign back.”
According to Global News Wire, the gloves are called "Sign-IO" and have won multiple invention awards to help further improve the invention, which is expected to be worth billions within the next five years.