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Another Breakthrough Emerging Technology

From the Emerging Technologies Blog
UPDATED MAY 2020 - This blog will appear monthly from now on. Today, all organizations depend on technological innovation in order to sustain their existence. Analysis of emerging technologies and identification of those technologies with the greatest potential is essential to being prepared for upcoming projects. The objective of this blog is to establish future oriented technology analysis and insights. This blog was established to provide program and project managers with information about these emerging technologies. These emerging technologies have far reaching repercussions for program and project managers. This blog will jump-start the learning process and allow program and project managers to become proactive.

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Another amazing piece of emerging technology came into public view a couple days ago. It falls into the category of wearable technology and has brought a WOW response when I have discussed this in my briefing. It is a pair of SMART gloves created by the innovative minds at UCLA. What makes these gloves so SMART?  Well, it is the sensors that are in the fingers of the gloves. The position of the fingers is continuously monitored by the sensors and interpreted and then translated from sign language the position of the fingers represents into speech in real-time. Of course, leverages the smart phone for the delivery.  Did that get a WOW out of you? 

Think of the value the commercialization of this technological breakthrough brings with it. This substantially breaks down many of the challenges of communicating with the hearing impaired. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports there are 466 million people in the world with a disabling hearing loss. That represents over 5% of the world's population. Of that 466 million there are 34 million of these people who are children.  They went on to project that if proper action is taken there will be nearly 630 million people with disabling hearing loss by 2030.

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Posted on: July 01, 2020 07:15 PM | Permalink

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A big WOW, that's something and it will help many !

AMAZING does not even begin to describe this breakthrough!

How do you keep up with all of the changes in technology like this. I agree with Rami, a BIG WOW!

WOW! Combined with Speech to Sign app, that will enable two-way communication.

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