Microsoft is developing a digital sign language interpreter based on Kinect




Despite the fact that even early patents related to interactive features consoles Kinect for Xbox, clearly testified in favor of high-capacity device for use as an interpreter for sign language, Microsoft itself has considered that this feature will be totally useless. Still an interesting idea from Redmond giant, as it turned out, nevertheless decided not to give up.

Asian division of Microsoft Research recently demonstrated an application that allows you to convert almost any gesture used by deaf in North America for the average person who does not speak a language.

Apart from the fact that the system converts the signs and gestures in human-readable text and speech, the device thanks to special software is able to read the resulting text (aloud), using a virtual avatar owner consoles.

Work on the project is far from complete, but the researchers hope that sooner or later will create a convenient system of communication that allow us to communicate with each other deaf and healthy people, without the help of people who know sign language.

I am glad that the recent reforms announced by the company, did not affect the development of such departments as Microsoft Research.
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