Program which allows Kinect to read sign-language created

Thursday, 19th May 2011 14:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Some French programmers have used the open-source version of Kinect which allows the device to recognize American sign-language.

So far, it only recognizes the signs for “hello” and “sorry”,but more words are being added to the program’s vocabulary, and because the coding has already been completed, all they need to do is they record the gestures and words into the program.

Back in August 2010, a patent surfaced for Kinect which showed the device recognizing ASL, but Microsoft said Kinect would not support it at launch.

Thanks: Kotaku, Ubergizmo.



  1. OrbitMonkey

    Superb. Now they just need to program it to recognise “Fuck you noob” so people with speech difficulties can troll online too :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Deacon


    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory


    Depends on the hand seals. Summonings should be easy though.

    Well, so long as you can simulate chewing off a chunk of your thumb at any rate with actually maiming yourself ;)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gurdil

    @2 and @3
    Well that’s an idea! We could finally have a fun Naruto game lol

    #4 4 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Wow, two words. Really accurate then.

    As they say, it must be really easy to add loads more words or they’d have spent the five minutes doing it.

    Oh wait…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Deacon

    hahaha – I forgot about the summons ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. StolenGlory


    I think an AR related Kinect Naruto title could be a bit of a laugh :)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gurdil

    @7 I’d totally wanna play it! At least for the lulz

    #8 4 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    @8 Yeah, having to vocalise the jutsu would be amusing too :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    So if i want to summon a hughe D*ck to fight the hughe snake the one summoned by orochimaru, i should input the oldest sign
    P.S Per YoungZero Advice “.|..”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Hm … so what about this sign “.|..”?

    #11 4 years ago

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