Kinect Sign Language
An estimated 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. Because the majority of hearing individuals do not understand sign language, communication between the hearing and the deaf can be challenging.
Starting in February 2012, Microsoft Research began collaboration on the Kinect Sign Language project with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Union University. Kinect's sign language translator can help the hearing and the deaf communicate, since the technology can not only turn sign language into words spoken by a computer in real time, but also do the reverse.
Demo & presentation at Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit 2012
Demo and presentation at Microsoft Research Asia Innovation Day
Ability Award 2014 – Contributing To the Future
Establishment of Kinect Sign Language Working Group
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