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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Design And Implementation Of Sign Language Translator Using Microtouch Sensor

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Nithyakalyani.K, S.Ramkumar, K.Manikandan



Arduino, Aurally impaired, Indian Sign Language, Microtouch Switch



Background: Use of sign language alone can impair the communication between the aurally impaired and the rest of the world. Lack of understanding by the unimpaired and environmental conditions such as darkness also affect communication when sign language is used. Objective: To develop a sign language translator for the aurally impaired, that will translate the signs to speech and display the output for better communication. Methodology: A glove incorporated with microtouch switch is used for the gesture recognition of Indian Sign Language (ISL). The output of the microtouch switch is given as an input to the Arduino based unit for converting it into speech and text. Results: The developed system was able to successfully detect signs for gestures such as I, Hello, Thank you, Know, Sorry, Yes, and No. Conclusion: This system was efficient in detecting the gestures with minimal time delay. This device was efficient in translation, and performed satisfactorily during the bench testing. However, a feasibility study with the intended patient group is required, where the efficacy of this device can be evaluated.



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