Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Robotic Sign Language Jacket

Two-way sign language translation
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This lightweight, wash-and-wear fall jacket and matching gloves have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Equipped with adjustable length flexible nylon 'bones' and ergonomically-correct motorized joints at the fingers, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, the jacket and matching gloves are controlled by a phrase-recognition system which interprets spoken language into the appropriate sign language arm and hand movements. The jacket may also be used as a passive sign translation system; a hearing-impaired wearer inputs basic sign language movement, and the jacket outputs human speech in the selected language.

All electronics are removable via velcro straps, as is the superstructure.

Also good for teaching 'correct' sports technique in a number of programmed sports.

RayfordSteele, Mar 30 2003

a "finger spelling" hand http://www.zyn.com/...w/fwtproj/Ralph.htm
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Reminds me of... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290095/
subconscious channeling of Jackie Chan perhaps? [RayfordSteele, Dec 19 2004]

Gloves with sign language interpretation http://techcrunch.c...e-talk-imagine-cup/
[theircompetitor, Jul 09 2012]


       also good for evil geniuses planning to take over their nemeses...
yamahito, Mar 30 2003

       <Magneto>"That amazing metal doesn't run through your entire body, does it?"</M>
RayfordSteele, Mar 30 2003

       Just don't forget you're wearing this if you're drinking a cup of hot coffee.   

       "Sorry, what did you s- AAAAAAAGH!"
Guy Fox, Mar 30 2003

       Just don't flex.   

       Comes with a "Mr. Roboto" easter egg.
RayfordSteele, Mar 31 2003

       I don't understand the first bit -- is the jacket moving the wearer to sign what the jacket hears?
tiromancer, Dec 20 2004

       Just be sure to take it off before getting in the car and turning the radio on.
oneoffdave, Dec 20 2004


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