Johnty Wang creates speech using hand gestures

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a voice synthesizer that allows people to speak by simply moving their hands.

Johnty Wang, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, is part of a team creating the Digital Ventriloquist Actor, or DiVA – a pair of special gloves equipped with 3D sensors that use gestures to convey sounds.

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