Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : American Sign Language (ASL)

Design Of Sign Language Interpreter For Specially Challenged Community

Dr. Manjunatha K N; Dr. Raghu N

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 478-485

A special type of language is used in deaf community across the globe a form of non-verbal sign language. The language interpretation is very difficult because of not derived from the common source of origin. The conversion of hand gesture into auditory speech uses a device called Deaf-Mute language interpreter. Hand movement with particular shape and angle is considered as a sign language. In the meantime, gesture also adds the facial expression. Sign is the static shape or position of the hand to indicate communication. This work focus to provide a glove based smart system to translate deaf-mute communication. The objective is to develop a smart glove that can able to interpret 10 characters from the American Sign Language (ASL).The smart glove is designed in such a way that, LDR sensors are attached to fingers to gather the position of the finger to identify the characters. The design uses MSP430 microcontroller to meet the low power constraints for portable smart glove. The translated character is sent to computer through ZigBee wireless protocol and then pronounces the letter through the text to voice module. The whole translation mechanism takes minimum time to read the finger position and to produce a voice message.