Hi-tech glove turns words into touch

The Mobile Lorm Gloves enables deaf-blind users to communicate with the outside world.

Output unit on the back of a Mobile Lorm glove.

Many of us look to technology to add to our regular faculties -- make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise for millions of people around the world: accessibility.

Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate. Beeling's glove, which was developed at the Design Research Lab in Berlin, is covered with sensors that allow the wearer to send and recieve messages.

Beeling joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

Correction: The original story misspelled the last name of Tom Bieling. The text has been corrected.

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Output unit on the back of a Mobile Lorm glove.


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