Teenage girl wins Young Engineer of the Year

Ranita Ariyibi, a 15-year old student at Colchester County High School for Girls, has scooped been crowned UK Young Engineer of the Year 2023 for her invention of a device that enables hearing and deaf people to communicate more easily.InterSign acts as electronic interpreter between British Sign Language (BSL) and English, meaning it can see a sign then give the meaning in English – both spoken and written on screen. Similar to smart speakers, it has the additional advantage of being able to take action. So, signing ‘help’ could trigger the device to call emergency services or a family member.
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