This new high-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

A glove that translates sign language into speech in real time has been developed by scientists -- potentially allowing deaf people to communicate directly with anyone, without the need for a translator.
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People that have to use sign language to communicate with others can feel like foreigners in their own land. Very few random strangers can read sign language, but a new technology out of University of California, Los Angeles may make all of us be abl...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Informatics Rehab Source Type: blogs
AbstractThe aim of this article is to increase awareness of language practices in the deaf community that affect communication needs and health outcomes, focusing particularly on the prevalence of bilingualism among deaf adults. Language deprivation and poor health outcomes in the deaf population are risks that cannot be addressed solely by hearing intervention. We propose that bilingualism acts as a protective measure to minimize the health risks faced by deaf individuals. Provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to deaf stakeholders, and particularly hearing families of deaf children, requires fami...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: American Journal of Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Poorna Kushalnagar, Claire Ryan, Raylene Paludneviciene, Arielle Spellun, Sanjay Gulati
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study is aimed at identifying the genetic cause of congenital hearing loss in a Chinese Han family. Auditory evaluation before and after cochlear implantation and targeted next-generation sequencing of 140 deafness-related genes were performed for the deaf proband. Compound heterozygous mutations c.3658_3662del (p. E1221Wfs∗23) and c.6177+1G>T were identified in MYO15A as the only candidate pathogenic mutations cosegregated with the hearing loss in this family. These two variants were absent in 200 normal-hearing Chinese Hans and were classified as likely pathogenic and pathogenic, respectively, based on the...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
We report the case of a 22 year-old male with a clinical picture of 4 months onset of headaches, deafness, and a decrease of vision in the left eye. His mother mentioned he also had changes in behaviour and mood. The magnetic resonance scan of the brain showed multiple hyper-intense lesions in the knee of the corpus callosum. The hearing test reported a neurosensory deafness. In the ophthalmoscopy, a retinal infarction was observed in the nerve fibre layer in the left eye, which was confirmed using optical coherence tomography. The fluorescein angiography showed multiple foci of hyperfluorescence of the arteriole walls, ar...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
This report describes hearing difficulty, vision trouble, dual sensory impairment (hearing and vision loss), and balance problems among male veterans and nonveterans. Methods-Sample adult data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were used to assess degree of hearing difficulty, vision trouble, and dual sensory impairment in men aged 18 and over by veteran status. Data from the 2016 NHIS Sample Adult Balance Supplement were also used to create estimates of balance or dizziness problems for men by veteran status. Results-Male veterans were significantly less likely to have excellent or good hearing than non...
Source: National health statistics reports - Category: American Health Tags: Natl Health Stat Report Source Type: research
Conditions:   Deafness;   Hearing Loss Interventions:   Behavioral: FunSpeech;   Behavioral: Control Sponsors:   University Hospital, Geneva;   University of Geneva, Switzerland Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
[New Zimbabwe] Health workers in the country's public hospitals Monday declared a complete shutdown of the sector after government continued to pay a deaf ear to their plight.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
This study examined the effect of increasing visual perceptual load on auditory awareness for social and non-social stimuli in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD, n = 63) and typically developing (TD, n = 62) adolescents. Using an inattentional deafness paradigm, a socially meaningful ('Hi') or a non-social (neutral tone) critical stimulus (CS) was unexpectedly presented under high and low load. For the social CS both groups continued to show high awareness rates as load increased. Awareness rates for the non-social stimulus were reduced when load increased for the TD, but not the AS...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
The mobility impaired, the deaf or hard of hearing, the blind or visually impaired, the cognitively impaired, and the elderly population are among several examples of groups categorized as particularly vulnerable to fire-related hazards. Given the severity...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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