A Ponte Kinéctica

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A Ponte Kinéctica

ÍndiaHyderabad, Índia
Resumo do projeto
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Permitir a comunicação em tempo real entre pessoas com dificuldades de fala e outras pessoas que conhecem a língua de sinais, utilizando dispositivos com sensor de movimentos, como o Microsoft Kinect para Windows.

SOBRE O PROJETO

Problema: Este projeto busca solucionar qual problema?

Real-time communication between a speech impaired person and others who do not know sign language is not possible without the involvement of an interpreter. This impacts millions of speech impaired people around the world and those who want to communicate with them.

Solução: Qual é a solução proposta? Por favor, seja específico!

Using the gesture detection capabilities of motion sensing devices like Microsoft Kinect for Windows, we are building a system which detects sign language used by Speech impaired user and convert the sign into its equivalent text. This text is then transmitted to other user who does not know sign language, through a chat program. This text can also be converted into equivalent speech output using a Text-to-speech engine. The other user then responds back by typing text into the chat program or speech which is converted back into equivalent text and transmitted back to the speech impaired person. This text is displayed on Speech impaired person's screen enabling a bi-directional real-time communication
Impact: How does it Work

Exemplo: Compartilhe um exemplo específico de como essa solução faz a diferença, inclua situações práticas.

Consider a person (Jim) who is employee of an IT services company. Jim is technically strong but he is speech impaired. As he works with other members of his team who are not speech impaired and do not understand sign language, the only way he can communicate with them is through a text chat or Emails. This form of communication is slow and can be painful for long discussions. Also, Jim can't participate in any video conference meeting as he cannot speak. Our solution will equip Jim with the power of converting his sign language gestures to equivalent text and speech, so that he can communicate with others in real-time and participate in video conference meeting. Its like giving him a voice.
Sustentabilidade

Mercado ou Setor: Quais projetos ou organizações estão solucionando o mesmo problema que você e como essas propostas diferem da sua?

No known competitors in this space.
Equipe

História de fundação

The idea came to my mind in July 2011 when I was playing a Kinect enabled game on my XBOX 360 gaming console. Kinect brings in a new way of gaming where players are not required to use a controller, instead the Kinect sensor detects the player's body movements and steers the game accordingly. Kinect for Windows SDK was launched few months back, which opened up a lot of possibilities for developers who want to take Kinect beyond gaming. As I was playing, the idea about making a social change came into my mind. The idea was to use Kinect's motion and gesture tracking capabilities to read sign language used by Speech impaired people and use it for communication with others.
Sobre Você
Sobre Você
Nome

Sidharth

Conte-nos sobre você/sua equipe

Over 6 years of diverse IT experience, currently working as a Program Manager with Microsoft. Leading the local Grassroots Innovation community within the company for 3 years. Worked on many innovative projects in the past.

O que faz de você um intraempreendedor? Quais são as habilidades, capacidades e características pessoais que fazem de você um intraempreendedor?

Community builder, technical expertise, passion to try out new ideas and technologies.

Sobre Sua Organização
País da Empresa

, AP, Hyderabad

País principal onde este projeto está criando impacto social
Países e regiões adicionais

Global impact

Indústria

Serviços Profissionais, Científicos e Técnicos

INOVAÇÃO
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Inicial (um piloto que começou recentemente)

A Solução: Por que esta solução é inovadora para a sua empresa e indústria?

No such solution exists in the industry.

Impacto
Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?

We are in the initial stage of this project and have completed a proof of concept, wherein we have been able to read some hand gestures and transmit its text and speech equivalent to other user through Internet chat program. The project is not currently in a state where it can be used by a speech impaired person (as we don't have a complete sign language dictionary built into the system) but we are working towards it.

Qual é o impacto previsto nos próximos 1 a 3 anos?

It has a potential to impact millions of Speech impaired people in the next 1 to 3 years.

Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?

The major barrier is ability to read all sign gestures and movement used by Speech impaired people and interpret them correctly. We are working on that and hope to overcome it in the next few months.

SUSTENTABILIDADE
Qual é o benefício ou valor que você está criando para o seu negócio?

The project is a beautiful showcase of how Microsoft Kinect for Windows can be used for a social cause.

Como você está alavancando recursos internos (fundos, tempo, conhecimento, etc) para apoiar esta iniciativa?

We are working on this project in our personal time at this moment.

Detalhe sua resposta, explicando o plano de financiamento e apoio de longo prazo.

We don't have any funding for this project at this moment and we plan to continue working on it in our personal time.

Conte-nos sobre suas parcerias dentro da empresa e externas que são fundamentais para o sucesso do seu projeto.

Partnerships across the company is important from a technical perspective and we have been getting great help from our company's employees and teams.
Once we are ready with a robust solution, we will need to partner with Social organization and speech impaired people to make the project successful.

Qual apoio interno você obteve para seu projeto? Que tipo de críticas você enfrentou?

We have got technical support internally.