Items tagged with ASL

Earlier this month we covered a great project called MotionSavvy that seeks to help deaf people communicate better with the hearing using Leap Motion technology that converts sign language into audible speech. Another company working to deliver essentially the same service--also with Leap Motion--reached out to let us know what they’re up to. The company is called BabyTaxi, and founder Tarik Sayeed told us that they’re six months ahead of MotionSavvy in terms of a product release. “We actually have 30 transactional sentences completed”, he said. “Happy to report that... Read more...
Perhaps it’s stating the obvious, but deaf people can have a difficult time communicating with hearing people. The easiest method of interaction is sign language, but unless you or a loved one regularly use it, you probably don’t know how to communicate in ASL (American Sign Language). Thus, deaf people often must resort to a time-consuming back-and-forth with hearing people using pen and paper. The below video paints the picture well: MotionSavvy is working on a much better solution using Leap Motion technology. In a nutshell, with a leap motion controller attached to a tablet, a user... Read more...
Microsoft’s Kinect is nothing short of impressive, but it can used for much more than just entertaining games. Microsoft Research Asia is developing the Kinect Sign Language Translator system which translates sign language into text or speech (and vice versa) in real time. Microsoft Research Asia has been working with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Union University on the project in China, and in the collaboration between engineers, educators, and sign language practitioners has resulted in working demos that are amazing. The Kinect-based system can capture signs made by a person;... Read more...
If you're a gadget person, really petite, or a British MI6 operative, you'll really appreciate Intel's new UMPC platform: "Today, Intel officially confirmed its new platform at IDF. The McCaslin platform, which is now called the Intel Ultra Mobile Platform 2007 (IUMPC2007), will be used on both UMPC and MID platforms. Given their smaller size and lower price, MIDs will more than likely use the 600MHz A100 processor while UMPCs will use the faster 800MHz A110.   The A100 and A110 are built using a 90nm manufacturing process and feature 512KB of L2 cache. The processors are a derivative core based... Read more...
Transcends TS-ASL3 - i815E Motherboard Straight Shooting Socket 370 Performance By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 12/5/00 It seems like the folks at Transcend only came into the PC Motherboard scene within the last year or so.  However, they have been in business making Memory Modules and Motherboards since 1988.  Perhaps the reason they seem so new to us this year at HotHardware, is because their product offering has been rounding out nicely as of recent. On our first pass with a Transcend product, we showed you one of their VIA based offerings.  This is a HotHardware look at Transcend's... Read more...