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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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