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HandTalk, Phone for the Hearing-Impaired

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Science,

HandTalkDesigners Bhargav Bhat, Hemant Sikaria, and Priya Narasimhan have designed HandTalk, a phone for the hearing impaired. The prototype glove uses the same gestures as does sign language, then translates them into audio, and plays back on a cell phone or other mobile device. Shown recently at the Carnegie Mellon University Center Expo, the HandTalk can only detect 32 words at this point, but its creators plan on expanding its vocabulary and integrating sensors and accelerometers to work with its flexor strips.

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Dancing with the Stars 6: Week 6 Loser

Dancing with the Stars, Marlee Matlin

Last night on Dancing with the Stars: Season 6, the remaining competitors each performed a style they had never yet done.  When the points were totaled, four of the seven had reached new personal highs.  Kristi got the season’s first perfect score, Cristián wowed with a refined Foxtrot (27), Mario sexed things up with a hot Rumba (28) and Marissa graced the floor with her Viennese Waltz (26).

Unfortunately, others in the pool didn’t fare as well.  Jason Taylor’s slipped another 3 points (24), Marlee’s tied her season low (21) and Shannon moved up only a notch (24).

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Dancing with the Stars Contenders Announced

Dancing with the Stars

The official lineup for ABC’s was announced this evening during the finale of .

Here are the dancers scheduled to hit the floor come Monday, March 17th:

 

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  • Adam Carolla (partner Julianne Hough): Radio personality (friend should have a ball with this one)
  • Cristian de la Fuente (partner Cheryl Burke): Chilean telenovela star
  • Penn Gillette (partner Kym Johnson): Magician (a.k.a. the talkative half of Penn & Teller)
  • Steve Guttenberg (partner Anna Trebunskaya): Actor (Three Men and a Baby)
  • Mario (partner Karina Smirnoff): R&B singer
  • Jason Taylor (partner Edyta Sliwinska): Miami Dolphins defensive end

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CES 2007 Video: Oticon Noise Cancelling Super Small Hearing Aids

Oticon was in full force at showing off their stylish new hearing aids. The new hearing aids feature high tech noise filtration technology packed into a very tiny package. You have to watch the video to understand how small these things really are.


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