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Gestr

A smart glove for speech impairments.
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Gestr was inspired by my father's teacher and mentor, Mr. Lenny. Due to a brain hemorrhage, Mr. Lenny was paralyzed from his right side and lost his ability to speak. He has been bedridden and has not spoken to his family since 2013, due to his condition.

People such as Mr. Lenny, who are partially paralyzed or unable to speak have become alienated from society as they are unable to communicate with others efficiently. This issue of speech impairment is prevalent across the world, with nearly 70 million people in the world having speech impairments. A current-day solution to this is sign language, but this is not universal and is difficult for people to learn. To bridge this gap, Gestr was created.

Gestr is able to convert hand gestures and signals to spoken text, connecting people with speech impairments to their loved ones.

Prototype Development

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Gestr schematic (designed on Autodesk Eagle)

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Gestr PCB layout (designed on Autodesk Eagle)

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Gestr assembled PCB

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