Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University
Signing Avatars & Immersive Learning (SAIL): Development and Testing of a Novel Embodied Learning Environment
The aim of this project is the development of a system in which signing avatars teach users ASL in an immersive virtual environment. The ultimate goal is to develop a prototype of the system and conduct a cognitive neuroscience experiment to test its use in a sample of hearing non-signers. The project team pioneers the integration of multiple technologies: avatars, motion capture systems, virtual reality, gesture tracking, and EEG in order to develop an entirely novel method of sign language learning.