CopyCat and PopSign are two games that help deaf children and their parents acquire language skills in American Sign Language. 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and most of those parents never learn enough sign language to teach their children. As short-term memory skills are learned from acquiring a language, many deaf children enter school¬†with the short-term memory of fewer than 3 items, much less than hearing children of hearing parents or Deaf children of Deaf parents. Our systems address this problem directly.
Project Name: CopyCat: Helping Young Deaf Children Acquire Language Skills Using Sign Language Recognition
Faculty Lead(s): Thad Starner
Student Name(s): Cheryl Wang, Kshitish Deo, Aditya Vishwanath
Main Contact: Thad Starner
Lab Name: Contextual Computing Group
Lab URL: https://gvu.gatech.edu/research/projects/copycat-helping-young-deaf-children-acquire-language-skills-using-sign-language