Kinect hacked to understand sign language

Some French guys have developed a program that makes use of Kinect to detect hand gesture used in sign language. In simple the hack works likes this. a volunteer makes a sign language in front of the camera and the programmers map the gesture to a particular word. Like, once a gesture is detected by Kinect, the gesture is mapped to word describing it. Hence bringing the right hand forward and shaking it up and down is linked to the word 'Hello'.

In due course the developers will be working on adding more words to program vocabulary.

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