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To enable sign language to be translated for non speakers and vice versa.

Using the gesture interactive technology on 'Signers' fingers to be read by a camera and translated into words by a program that enables non signers to understand and interact without having to learn sign languages ( of which tree are more than one, I believe).


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    Dec 19 2013: That's a really great idea!

    I Googled it and there seems to be quite a few big companies working on it, here's an article on Microsoft and the challenges that this technology faces. http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2013/07/16/digital-assistance-for-sign-language-users.aspx

    There seems to be a bunch of apps with pictures of sign language so that you can do it manually, letter by letter but that's not really that good.

    Also Google Hangouts now has an app for calling in an interpreter if you need one, which is a kind of neat way of bypassing the technical issues, but then again you don't get privacy and you both need to be in front of a computer.

    I think that it will be here within 2 years tops.

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