Mobile Phone for D/deaf in Development
There has been word from the University of Washington technology department that a mobile phone for D/deaf people is in the pipeline & has apparently been put to tests by scientists there.
The phone will involve transmission of Sign Language via video. It seems that the device will make use of 30kbps video transmission & will save battery consumption with the help of motion detecting algorythmns.
Boffins in the US say the gadget will make communication easier & a lot faster compared to text services that we're using now & there's video as well, so you can see your contacts.
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News Source: Hearing Times - February 2011