Speech synthesizer allows users to form spoken words using hand gestures

Whether it’s people who can’t speak, or musicians looking for a new way of expressing themselves, both may end up benefiting from an experimental new gesture-to-voice synthesizer. The system was created at the University of British Columbia, by a team led by professor of electrical and computer engineering Sidney Fels. Users just put on a pair of sensor-equipped gloves, then move their hands in the air – based on those hand movements, the synthesizer is able to create audible speech... Continue Reading Speech synthesizer allows users to form spoken words using hand gesturesSection: Good ThinkingTags: Disability, gesture control, Music, Speech, Synthesizer, University of British Columbia, Voice Related Articles: The AcceleGlove - Capturing Hand Gestures in Virtual Reality Stephen Hawking chooses a new voice Scientists develop child-like synthetic voice for children who can't speak Korg's $85 monotron analog synthesizer Korg reveals Wavedrum Mini portable percussion synthesizer MIT unveil

Speech synthesizer allows users to form spoken words using hand gestures

Whether it’s people who can’t speak, or musicians looking for a new way of expressing themselves, both may end up benefiting from an experimental new gesture-to-voice synthesizer. ...

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Gizmag

'Duet of 1' possible with hand-controlled voice synthesizer

New technology at the University of British Columbia makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer.

Sun 19 Feb 12 from Phys.org

'Duet of 1? possible with hand-controlled voice synthesizer, Mon 20 Feb 12 from Science Blog

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Gloves let you sing a duet with a wave of your hand

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Sat 18 Feb 12 from Newscientist

Revenge of the synthesised voice: The gloves sing when you move your hands... but sound like DARTH VADER

The musical mittens, developed at the University of British Columbia, generate a computerised voice that replicates the sound of real vocal chords with every gesture.

Fri 24 Feb 12 from Daily Mail

New Technology Turns Hand Gestures into Music

For instance, a closed right hand creates consonants, and opening it creates vowels.

Mon 20 Feb 12 from Livescience

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Technology allows a person to "talk with their hands" -- literally!

Mon 20 Feb 12 from Discovery.com

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Mon 20 Feb 12 from Ubergizmo

Singing gloves give new meaning to jazz hands

(Credit: Video screenshot by Bonnie Cha/CNET) Hand gestures can add a lot to a conversation. They can convey excitement and help you describe a scene or object. And, of course, the simple act ...

Tue 21 Feb 12 from CNET Crave

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