Research in Focus: Sign Language Translation


July 15, 2013


Stewart Tansley, Tim Pan, and Xilin Chen


Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences


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.