The system created by researchers at TEC de Monterrey recognizes the movement and translates the signs into words
Thursday March 29, 2012 Staff | The Universal 00:25
Researchers at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CITA) of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Chihuahua supported by CONACYT, work on developing a technology to translate and voice phrases in sign language in Spanish.
The “Sign Language Interpreter” was performed at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CITA)-which is part of the Park of Innovation and Technology Transfer (Pit2) – aims to promote social integration of people with hearing impairment.
Addition will improve the quality of life of disadvantaged groups through the use of technology to facilitate the development of solutions aimed at meeting their needs.
“We are very proud of this project, the sign language interpreter began before they had formed the Center for Applied Research and Technology and thanks to this and other projects that could strengthen and provided the basis for its creation,” said Bustos Raime engineer, director of CITA.
The project, funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), whose main base image processing for pattern recognition.
So when a person faces the sign language interpreter and makes a move with your body, the system recognizes and processes these movements to and subsequently through an audio system, hear the translation of signs.
For software development was used as Language Integrated Query (LINQ), a Microsoft technology that allowed implement some known models of the recognition of images with greater simplicity.
It also makes use of Microsoft technology Kinect Research Software Development Kit (SDK) which currently is limited to the entertainment industry, but in the future could be used as a general input device such as keyboard and mouse.