Scientists modify headphones to translate American Sign Language

Published September 23, 2021


Element 14 reports that UB engineers led by Zhanpeng Jin developed SonicASL, a system that utilizes modified noise-canceling headphones linked with a smartphone to detect and translates American Sign Language.

The system relies on Doppler technology to pick up tiny echoes in acoustic soundwaves generated from an individual's hand signals.

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