Research in Focus: Sign Language Translation

Date

July 15, 2013

Speaker

Stewart Tansley, Tim Pan, and Xilin Chen

Affiliation

Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Overview

Today, researchers are using Kinect’s amazing abilities in a host of applications, from surgery to virtual fitting rooms. Stewart Tansley of Microsoft Research, Tim Pan of Microsoft Research Asia, and Professor Xilin Chen of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have worked together to develop yet another great application of Kinect: the ability to bridge the deaf and the hearing worlds through sign language recognition. This Research in Focus session was recorded during the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit.