Sign Language Over Video
Medgadget reported a new development achieved by the University of Washington engineers. They focused on enabling deaf and hard-of-hearing students communicate via mobile phones with sign language. It seems they could bypass the hardest issues and barriers.
The problem with directly streaming video is that today’s technology often isn’t fast enough to provide high resolution at 30 frames per second, let alone bandwidth costs and drain on the battery. To overcome this, algorithms inside the phone identify hand motions and focus on transmitting those at the expense of the rest of what’s on the screen.