CopyCat and SMARTSign

Info about the Project

CopyCat and PopSign are two games that help deaf children and their parents acquire language skills in American Sign Language.  95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and most of those parents never learn enough sign language to teach their children.  As short-term memory skills are learned from acquiring a language, many deaf children enter school with the short-term memory of fewer than 3 items, much less than hearing children of hearing parents or Deaf children of Deaf parents.  Our systems address this problem directly.
Faculty: 
Thad Starner
Students: 
Cheryl Wang, Kshitish Deo, Aditya Vishwanath