March 17, 2012

Article: Sign Language 'Turned into Text' by Aberdeen Scientists


Sign language 'turned into text' by Aberdeen scientists
Technology aimed at translating sign language into text is being developed by Aberdeen scientists.
March 11, 2012

The portable sign language translator (PSLT) would use the camera on devices such as laptops and phones.

An app would then translate the movements into text which can be read by people, who may not understand sign language.

It is hoped this could transform how sign language users - from the profoundly deaf to those who have lost hearing in later life - communicate.

One of the main focuses is to help young deaf people improve employment opportunities.

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