Sign Language Interpreter Gadget Is A Great Boon To Mankind

The person who invented the sign language for the physically challenged section of our community sure did great work, since the bridge between two completely different sections of the community could at least be covered to the half line mark. The remaining half can definitely be covered with the help of this new gadget, the Sign Language Interpreter.

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The Sign Language Interpreter by Mac Funamizu is a great tool for the average part of the society to communicate with the ones who use a highly specialized set of characters to communicate. The main aim in creating this wonderful device is that the common man should at least be able to understand the intricate thoughts of a person who has the capacity to learn and understand one of the most difficult languages on Earth.

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The device is a small handheld gadget which includes a camera and a speaker, the camera captures the hand gestures made by the person in front of it and then converts the gestures into oral speech and gives out the translated words through the provided speaker.

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The small and handy device could prove to be a boon to a particular section of the community, as it would actually help them to communicate out to the world in a much better and clearer manner. This creation really deserves a huge round of appreciation, as most of the new gadgets are hardly ever aimed at such crucial issues and the people who cannot survive without our help and support. Hats Off! to this brave section of our society.

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6 thoughts on “Sign Language Interpreter Gadget Is A Great Boon To Mankind

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  2. Vignyan Post author.

    Hi There, Vignyan Here, sorry to have stayed away for so long, it’s just that ‘m a student and i did not find enough time to reply, so sorry to have hurt your feelings and to have not done this post well….the thing is that i did not research enough before doing this post…was thinking i knew too much so if you donot mind please consider this time and bear with me….and in order to put things right i’ll do better posts from hence on………. also there is a small thing that you people failed to realize… the above mentioned device is just a small concept and it was my duty to bring it out to the world, so please try to understand and realize that the device is not in production, so please try and forgive me …my sincere regrets……… thank you for pointing my mistakes out.

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  3. Sr. Mina, BSP. .

    Kinny, are you addressing me? Just wondering. If you are, then I can reply. If not, then I wonder when the writer will reply to us.

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  4. Kinny Fear .

    Have you ever had a conversation with a physically challenged deaf person? My friend’s handshapes hardly very between S and E, and his range of motion is limited, decreasing his signing space to about half the average size. Because of this, he has adapted signs to fit his movements.
    That’s also not to mention signs made up on the spot, such as describing the way a spider spins a web.
    However, it occured to me that if this device were made for SEE, transliterating would be far more practical than ASL.

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  5. Sr. Mina, BSP. .

    Kinny, re-read the article.

    1. Someone in the writer’s community invented a sign language that could be used for the physically-challenged. When you are physically-challenged, its harder to do sign language and you will not have the full range that a fully-physical person can use. By context alone, the writer is referring to those with less upper-body mobility.

    2. The device is meant for the Hearing, but offers no mention which sign languages its compatible with. The picture suggests ASL based on the fact the right hand is spelling out F and the device is speaking aloud F according to the caption, but the article does not say if it is hands-only translation or every aspect of ASL.

    I wonder if this device might even be helpful with deafblind people who still have enough hearing to be able to use it. It would be a nice plus if a screen was added for those that can see enough but cannot hear enough, so that the sign language can be translated in a captioned style. Another thing this device lacks is a headphone jack so that headphones could be used to hear the speech.

    3. “One of the most difficult languages on Earth”? I am deafblind but not entirely for either sense, and found ASL to be easier than English, but I’m still having difficulty learning just based on the fact that I have almost no opportunity to practise it. I do all my communication by writing and typing but appreciate websites that teach ASL for free. I admit that ease can differ from person to person, and I’d be happy to share my experience with any of the readers and the writer, but ASL doesn’t seem to be one of the most difficult languages on Earth.

    The one thing ASL lacks, however, is a written form. So I and some others are kinda stuck with Simple English. Not so bad, but it is frustrating when people will not simplify their English so I can understand what they are writing/typing. Its even worse if they abbreviate everything or use a shorthand or even net-speak.

    4. True… the worldwide market does not seem concerned with making devices that are accessible. Either they prefer the ease of making devices for typical people, or they prefer the cheapness. There are a lot of problems that create limitations. Its not just view and discrimination. Its also the cost of devices (nobody needs to price anything that high nor only make trial versions), the laws (the captioned telephone is still not in Canada despite being in the US for as long as it has been), and it almost seems its an inherent bias that typical people cannot handle atypical people.

    Another issue is the limits of technology. Hearing aids do help, but they do not replace typical hearing. In my experience, hearing aids are more of a nuisance than a help. They just amplify the distorted syllables. Who wants to hear a louder/hearable version of woo ooh wa wa tu, etc? I would love it if this was baby talk I was hearing, but it is not. It is everyday Hearing people just talking. In person. On TV. On radio. On the internet. I use captioning and subtitling wherever I find it, and sometimes I cannot find it for something.

    I will keep up on the progress of this device and hope to see it available in stores soon, with hopefully a reasonable price.

    5. “the people who cannot survive without our help and support. Hats Off! to this brave section of our society.” I have to agree with the previous commenter’s confusion and would like to know who you are referring to?

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  6. Kinny Fear .

    I’m a bit confused. Does the writer of this article actually believe a single person *invented* sign language? I’m assuming this translates ASL, guessing from the fingerspelling.
    Hand gestures are only a small part of sign language. Non-manual markers such as facial expressions, body orientation and space used are very important facets of the language. Without them, meaning is lost.
    BTW…
    “the people who cannot survive without our help and support.”
    For your sake, Writer, I hope those people you’re referring to aren’t the Deaf community.

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