Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language (ASL)

Made from the combination of nine stretchable sensor strips, steel thread, a low-power circuit board, and some copper tape, UC’s smart glove is capable of decoding ASL gestures. But if you ask any of the engineers who authored “The Language of Glove” study, their smart glove has wide spread application in Virtual/Augmented Reality (AR/VR), Telesurgery, Technical Training, and Defense. Timothy O’Connor, the first author of the study and nanoengineering Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego, talked about the potential impact: