Date of Award
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering - (M.S.)
Biomedical Engineering Committee
Richard A. Foulds
Tara L. Alvarez
Michael T. Bergen
American Sign Language (ASL) is a form of communication that is used by the Deaf. It consists of hand shapes and gestures to express words and phrases. Translators on the market today consist of interpreting a simple form of ASL known as finger spelling. In order to develop a more effective translator, instrumentation was developed utilizing a Flock of Birds and Cyberglove system to record in hand shapes and movements in a LabVIEW environment. Experimentation done included reading in data and subjectively analyzing the data recorded for accuracy. Initial results have show that the instrumentation worked and data was recorded successfully.
DeMarco, Robert Michael, "Data recording and analysis of American sign language" (2003). Theses. 616.