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Why the Signing Gloves Hype Needs to Stop

A white glove in a shape of a booing hand.

There has been a hype around about “signing gloves” that were “invented” by two University of Washington students.

First of all, those students are NOT “inventors”. The idea of signing gloves has been proposed by many others before them – for example:

Those people don’t know sign language or understand that it’s not just simple gestures. Auto translations between spoken languages and auto speech recognition are bad enough, that “invention” does more harm than good. Even some of signs shown by those guys are not correct.

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