Kinect Has Gotten Super Good at Reading Sign Language

Reading sign language has always been in the cards for Kinect, ever since that showed up as a feature in some of the early patents. A while ago, it managed to read two of the most sweeping, exaggerated arm-based gestures. But since then, it's gotten good. Like, really, really good. » 7/17/13 3:34pm 7/17/13 3:34pm

MobileASL: The First Mobile Phone for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

And it doesn't require users to wear a crazy looking glove. MobileASL incorporates compressed video signals, increased image quality around the face and hands, and motion detection to make it a better option than other mobile video conferencing services. » 8/16/10 11:40pm 8/16/10 11:40pm

HandTalk Glove Turns Sign Language Into Words via Cellphone

Attempts at making a glove into a communication device for the deaf have been going on for years now, but a group of undergraduate computer engineering students at Carnegie Melon have come up with what has to be the most practical design to date. The main difference being that it translates sign messages through a… » 5/09/08 5:00pm 5/09/08 5:00pm