More than hearing about new social networks or watches that can communicate with your smartphone, we love hearing about new technology that can actually make a world of difference in the lives of the less fortunate. The winner's of Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012 did just that with their EnableTalk software.
When paried with sensor-equipped gloves, EnableTalk can process sign language and export it as actual speech with the use of Microsoft's voice programming API. The winners, a group of four engineers from the Ukraine who operate under the name Quadsquad, got the idea for EnableTalk when searching for a better way to communicate with hearing impaired students at their school.
The next step? Quadsquad will try to sell the kit—gloves and software—to consumers for $200.
[via Escapist Magazine]