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Sign language can communicate via mobile phone

August 24 2008

Scientists from the University of Washington have developed software that allows you to deaf people use sign language, communicating through a mobile videophone. Previously, the deaf could use cell phones only for the exchange of SMS-messaging.

MobileASL program provides the bilateral channel of communication in real time, the press service of the University. Because of the quickness of body language such movies require the transfer of a large number of frames per second, which is difficult because of the low-bandwidth networks and limited computing power of mobile phones. Therefore, in MobileASL compression is used, with the face image is used for higher resolution passes SNews.

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