Watch: New app aims to provide sign language lessons

Posted on September 19, 2013

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Ph.D in Human Centered Computing has created a sign-language based app for the Google Glass and Android devices.

Kimberly Xu wanted to be able to improve and assist communication between deaf or hearing impaired children and their parents, and the result was SMARTSign.The app is free to download, and provides pre-recorded video vocabulary lessons in American Sign Language (ASL). The app can record user progress and report back on words and phrases which have been previously learned.

A short video demonstrating the Google Glass version of the app can be seen below.

Although the app is currently only available in English and ASL, hopefully this will be a starting point for a variety of different language translations; spoken and signed!

A copy of Kimberly Xu’s thesis can be found here.

Original CNET post can be seen here.

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