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Three Ukrainian students invented sensory gloves that work with an app to turn sign language into automated speech. The Enable Talk project won first place at Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012 this week in Syndey, Australia.

Students on the winning Team QuadSquad -- Anton Stepanov, Anton Posternikov, and Maxim Osika -- beat out 350 students from 75 countries for the gold. Their Enable Talk glove gives deaf and hearing-impaired individuals the ability to communicate with those who don't know sign language.

"A while ago, in the supermarket we saw a cashier having difficulties understanding a speech-impaired person and we thought how useful it would be to have a device to overcome this c…
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