Kenya native, Roy Allela, has invented gloves that will break the barrier between deaf and hearing people.
Allela, the 26-year-old engineer, calls them Sign IO gloves that will translate sign language. He was inspired by his deaf niece. “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”
The gloves are connected via Bluetooth to an android app that uses a text-to-speech function to translate the gestures.
Roy’s smart gloves recently won an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Shoutout to Roy for breaking barriers ??