A to Z...Kinda

Posted on June 26th, 2022

Sign Language Trainer

All of my work today was dedicated to the sign language trainer. Yesterday, I left off in completing letters A-L while excluding J as it would require understanding how to recognize not a static gesture, but a moving one. The work that was completed today was much more tedious than I previously have. As I mentioned in yesterdays post a lot of letters in sign language are quite similar.

With the letters becoming more and more similar, I had to create scripts that would be able to recognize the minute differences. Ultimately, I was able to do so. However, some of the letters at times are recognized as others if the gesture is held improperly or the lighting that surrounds the hand being visualized is over or under exposed.

Y Gesture

As I continue working on this project, I will work to reduce those errors as well as allowing the user to use their left hand as well. Introducing this would be more inclusive and more comfortable. I also want to figure out how to include both J and Z within the program as they are the only letters that require movement.

Along with that, I will have to begin working on the user interface that will allow the user to interact with the program in a user friendly manner. This will require me to better understand methods in which python can be implemented either in html or creating a program that can run in another similar manner.

Habit Tracking

Today, I journaled, stretched, read, tracked my caloric intake, and worked on at least one of my personal projects. Today was a good day.

What I am thankful for

I am thankful for my hearing. This project has made me more appreciative of being able to communicate and listen how I have throughout my life.