Since I am fascinated with the way humans interact with machines, my intent was to create an innovation that could prove useful in one’s everyday life. Muteness or mutism is an inability to speak caused by a speech disorder. This disorder currently affects over half a million people in North America. People who lose the ability to speak still need a means of communication and most will learn sign language. Not everyone knows sign language, making it very difficult to communicate with a person who does not understand the language. I envisioned a device that would “translate” gestures from a human hand into “actions” on a smartphone, computer and standalone hardware device. This innovation could make it easy for someone to understand sign language.