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Title: “The Rhythm of Silence” - Gesture Based Intercommunication Platform for Hearing-impaired People (Nihanda Ridma)
Authors: Kulaveerasingam, N.
Wellage, S.
Samarawickrama, H.M.P.
Perera, W.M.C.
Yasas, J.
Keywords: Microsoft Kinect
Hearing impaired
Sinhala Sign Language
hand gestures
image sequence
virtual human
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: SLIIT
Series/Report no.: NCTM 2014;21
Abstract: Abstract—Computer technology improves day by day. Though there are a few numbers of systems to help impaired people. The existing systems are not affordable to use on behalf of impaired people. The economy is not flexible to implement such a system using the new technologies, especially in an Asian country like Sri Lanka. This research focus on the hearing impaired people in Sri Lanka. Sinhala Sign Language (SSL) is the native languages for many pre-lingual deaf people in our country. This research is to create a real time translator for SSL. The system use Microsoft Kinect to capture the hand gestures of the hearing impaired person, process the video into image sequence and covert the images into text or voice through an algorithm. The system recognizes the speech of the general person and converts that into SSL and present through virtual human (avatar). Use of Kinect technology will reduce the cost of the system. The real time language translator leads to build effective communication between deaf people and general people. As a result of the research hearing impaired society can independently interact with general ones more briskly than yesterday.
ISSN: 18003591
Appears in Collections:NCTM - SLIIT 2014 -DECEMBER

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