Synthetic animation of deaf signing gestures

Kennaway, J. Richard (2001) Synthetic animation of deaf signing gestures. In: Gesture and Sign Language in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2298 . Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, GBR, pp. 146-157. ISBN 978-3-540-43678-2

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We describe a method for automatically synthesizing deaf signing animations from a high-level description of signs in terms of the HamNoSys transcription system. Lifelike movement is achieved by combining a simple control model of hand movement with inverse kinematic calculations for placement of the arms. The realism can be further enhanced by mixing the synthesized animation with motion capture data for the spine and neck, to add natural "ambient motion".

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 13:06
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 00:53
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-47873-6_15

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