There are dozens of applications and services that help communicate people speaking different languages. However, people with hearing impairments overcome the language barrier is not so easy. To solve this problem, a group of researchers at the University of Texas has developed a special wearable bandage with sensors that track the gestures and movements of the muscles, after which they are transferred to the appropriate text to a computer or mobile device.
The sensors system fixes gestures, as well as human electromyography, that is, the electrical activity of his muscles. The sensors are fixed on the wrist, forearm and on the biceps. The electromyographer receives electrical signals generated by muscle cells at the time when they are electrically or neurologically active.
For effective operation of the system, it first needs to be configured using rather complex algorithms. A certain time is required for it to adapt to a specific person.
Currently, the device transmits information to a smartphone or computer via Bluetooth. In the future, researchers intend to make a device the size of a wristwatch and program it to decrypt not only individual words, but also entire sentences.
It is assumed that the text will voice the synthetic voice of the announcer, which will allow 70 million. Deaf all over the world to expand their capabilities.