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Kinect Sign-Language hack is work-in-progress [Video]

Kinect Sign-Language hack is work-in-progress [Video]

Sign language recognition support was one of the surprising potential use-cases for the Kinect beyond simple motion gaming in the run up to the peripheral's release, and a team of researchers at Georgia Tech College of Computing are hard at work making it a reality. They're looking to use Kinect in their ongoing CopyCat project, a video game intended to teach young people American Sign Language (ASL).

Video demo after the cut

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Kinect: “No technological reason” stopping sign language support

Kinect: “No technological reason” stopping sign language support

Were we too quick to write off sign-language support in Microsoft's upcoming Kinect motion sensor add-on for the Xbox 360?  According to Shannon Loftis, head of the Good Science Studio at Microsoft, that could be so; she told Pocket-lint that "sign language is very much within the realm of possibility," and that "there's no technological reason why sign language would not work."

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Kinect won’t support sign language thanks to camera cost-cutting

Kinect won’t support sign language thanks to camera cost-cutting

The mention of American Sign Language (ASL) support in Microsoft's Kinect patent raised hopes that the motion-gaming add on might be useful for more than just interacting with virtual children or swordfighting without swords; unfortunately, Microsoft has confirmed Kinect won't actually ship with ASL functionality.  According to information given to Kotaku, that's because Microsoft downgraded Kinect's video hardware capabilities.

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MobileASL Project Brings American Sign Language to Cell Phones

MobileASL Project Brings American Sign Language to Cell Phones

Just because Microsoft's Kinect doesn't actually support sign language anymore, doesn't mean that engineers out there in the world have to completely forget about it. In fact, that just gives room for those out there interested in developing new ways for systems to understand it. Courtesy of engineers from the University of Washington comes the MobileASL project, designed specifically for those that are deaf or are hard of hearing to still use their cell phones, but to use their primary method of communication.

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Microsoft’s Kinect Dismantled and Peered Into, Results Are Impressive

Microsoft’s Kinect Dismantled and Peered Into, Results Are Impressive

Now that a new patent has shown its face on the Internet, and we know that the Kinect is fully capable of recognizing sign language (which just opens so many doors, it's almost ridiculous), why don't we take a look inside the device itself? Just like with any other proper piece of technology out there, the tear-down is inevitable. While this one may not be as in-depth as many of the others out there, it's good enough for now. And, happily enough, it wields some pretty interesting pieces of intel.

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Microsoft Handpose tracks hand movement in supreme detail

Microsoft Handpose tracks hand movement in supreme detail

Motion tracking is something that a bunch of gaming companies have been working on for years. Microsoft is already doing this to some extent with Kinect and the Xbox game console. Researchers at Microsoft have now developed a new system called Handpose that can track hand movements so accurately and in such detail, the system is capable of translating sign language into spoken word.

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