Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University

Signing Avatars & Immersive Learning (SAIL): Development and Testing of a Novel Embodied Learning Environment

ID: 3573
Status: Ongoing
Start date: August 2018
End Date: July 2020


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.

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