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Student invents Braille glove for deaf people

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-03 20:51

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The device is basically a leather golf glove that transmits the wearer’s hand movements to words on a hand-held monitor. His invention won the top prize at the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition.

The device got Patterson a full-ride Boettcher Foundation scholarship.

This made people more independent because deaf or nonspeaking people don't need to have a translator follow them around. Ryan Patterson invented it in 2002. It was made to make deaf or nonspeaking people more independent.

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Ryan Patterson, born in 1984, in USA, built a Braille glove after he saw a deaf woman having a hard time to order food at a Burger King. Ryan created this glove when he was student, in 2002, when he was 18 years old.

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