In Kenya, a researcher invented smart gloves that can translate sign language into speech.
The gloves, called Sign-IO, use gesture recognition and sensors embedded in the gloves.
Canadian researchers at Simon Fraser University designed a set of interconnected gloves to help transmit the sense of touch through the internet. When someone moves her fingers in one glove, her actions are sent to her partner wearing the other.
Sony has been filing patents for haptic glove controllers, which would simulate the physical sensations of slicing, punching, and shooting.
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