Project on sign language recognition system launched

September 4, 2013

According to the press release, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. and Chiba University started a project related to the "sign language recognition system".

The commercial motion sensor device will be used to read sign language, which automatically change into Japanese text.

The system aims at the utilization in 2014.

The motion sensor device such as Kinect is used to recognize a motion of a signer's wrist and an elbow.

As compared with the feature data for every word registered beforehand, the meaning of a word is presumed automatically, and a text is displayed in real time on the display.

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