Sign Language and Speech Translation Wearable Device with Android Application for Special Education Schools in the Philippines
Steven Valentino E. Arellano1, John Mark Gabriel N. Caguicla2, Lawrence Alexis P. Desuasido3
1Steven Valentino E. Arellano, Graduate, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, City of Biñan, Laguna Philippines.
2John Mark Gabriel N. Caguicla, Department of Computer Computer Engineering, University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, City of Biñan, Laguna Philippines.
3Lawrence Alexis P. Desuasido, Graduate, Department of Computer Computer Engineering, University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, City of Biñan, Laguna Philippines.
Manuscript received on 11 September 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 26 September 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 September 2018 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-7 Issue-12, September 2018 | Retrieval Number: L25180971218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Sign Language and Speech Translation System through Smartphone with Android Application (SignSpeak) utilizing a Wearable Device was developed to have bidirectional communication assistance for speech and hearing-impaired (HI) students. This was also to fulfill the lack of Special Education (SPED) teachers specialized in HI. The wearable device (glove) will be connected through Bluetooth to smartphone with installed application, and it will translate the sign language gestured by HI student into speech upon wearing it. Likewise, audible speeches of SPED teacher and/or other non-impaired individuals will also be translated into texts being display on the smartphone. HI and non-impaired students, and teachers of one of the public SPED schools in the Philippines tested the system and also served as respondents to the conducted survey. Obtained results indicated that the translation system of different sign language gestures and speeches were accurate and reliable. Generally, this would be a modern communication device for all speech and hearing-impaired people.
Keyword: Android Application, Sign Language Translation, Wearable Device.
Scope of the Article: RFID Network and Applications