Augmented Reality App Can Translate Sign Language Into Spoken English, and Vice Versa

 A new prototype augmented reality app from students at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] is able to translate sign language for hearing people, and turns spoken words into sign language for the deaf. … The students created the project as part of Verizon and NYC Media Lab’s third Connected Futures challenge. Zhongheng Li, one the project leads, told me that he was inspired by a friend who has two deaf parents. “Her family moved from Hong Kong to the US, and she explained to me that there’s no universal sign language, so they were having trouble communicating,” Li said at a Demo Day in New York Friday.

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