The Shift has Hit the Fan


hearing loss

After his 6-year old niece found it increasingly difficult to communicate with her family, her 25-year-old uncle from Kenya decided to invent smart gloves which convert sign language movements into audio speech through a mobile phone application. This feat saw Roy Allela win admiration and recognition by the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the world’s largest organization for mechanical engineers, during its prestigious 2017 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) competition. Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss…

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