Bangalore: MVJCE students have won an award for a project which connects the deaf-mute person and a normal person through a hand glove embedded with FLEX sensors to determine the hand gesture made by the person wearing the glove.
Providing a Voice to the Voiceless
Imagine living in a world where no one knows your language and you must navigate everyday life through interpreters and special services to enable you to communicate with others. Not only in public, but also at home, it affects communication with their loved ones. For normal phone calls are difficult. The deaf-mute person can neither hear their partner nor talk. Such challenges pervade their life.
We propose a solution by making them self-dependent with the help of a communication channel between a normal person and another using sign language for communication. Our idea allows them to go anywhere and express themselves freely without depending on an interpreter.
A hand glove embedded with FLEX sensors to determine the hand gesture made by the person wearing the glove. The gesture is calculated by determining the position of each finger using the flex sensor. This gesture data is processed by the Arduino MEGA and appropriate data is shown on the LCD display attached to the micro-controller.
The improvised version of the prototype uses a webcam to record the hand gesture made by the person. This gesture is processed using MATLAB and image processing. The recognized gesture data is displayed on the monitor in the required language.