Marketing Students Create Concept Video for 'Google Gesture' App


Correction: This video was actually created by marketing students at Berghs School of Communication, and is not made by Google, nor is Google Gesture a real service. We've left our original post, below:

A new app in development could help people understand sign language in real time.

Students at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden are working with Google to build an app that can translate sign language into speech. The team won an award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for their work.

The app — called Google Gesture — is paired with a band worn on the forearm that analyzes muscle movements made when signing — a process known as electromyography. These movements are then sent to the app, which translates them into audible words as they are signed. Read more...

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