Malaysian Sign Language Recognition Using 3D Hand Pose Estimation

Kavishaalini, Padmanand and Lim, Phei Chin (2023) Malaysian Sign Language Recognition Using 3D Hand Pose Estimation. In: 2022 International Conference on Digital Transformation and Intelligence (ICDI), 1-2 December 2022, BCCK Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Sign languages are one of those mediums for hearing-impaired people. These languages transmit meaning by visual-manual treatment, or more simply, hand movement. Currently, there are only 95 sign language interpreters registered with the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf as of 2020, compared to 40,389 hearing-impaired individuals with disabilities registered with the welfare department which is a problem. Therefore, with the use of deep-learning technology, this paper proposes to alleviate the scarcity of Malaysian Sign Language interpreters for the benefit of hearing-impaired persons. The paper aims to test and report a sequenced 3D keypoint hand pose estimation model for Malaysian Sign Language Recognition and evaluate the implementation of action model in decoding basic poses of Malaysian Sign Language. According to the findings, the detecting of 3D keypoints and incorporating into LSTM models using deep learning machine learning platform and framework like TensorFlow and MediaPipe enables the detection of Malaysian sign language 3D hand posture estimation. The results demonstrated that 3D hand posture estimation may be utilised to e stimate s ign l anguage i n r eal t ime, p roviding f or a better interpretation approach for the deaf community.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deep learning, Sign Language, 3D hand pose estimation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Phei Chin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 07:19
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2023 06:37

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