TELESIGN\VIDEO TELECOMMUNICATION OF SIGN LANGUAGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16511
Amount: $49,025.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Topologic Systems Corpon
205 South Main Street P O Bo, X 582, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Asimopoulos, Nikos
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 951-7070
Business Contact
 1 R43 DC01175- 01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROJECT IS INTENDED TO SUPPLY LOW COST VISUAL COMMUNICATION MEANS FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF SIGN LANGUAGE OVER THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY CONSTRUCTING A SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME TWO-WAY VISUAL TRANSMISSION OF UPPER BODY OR FULL-HEAD IMAGE SEQUENCES, FOR SIGN LANGUAGE AND LIP READING, RESPECTIVELY, WITH PARAMETERS ADAPTED TO THE ISDN NETWORK OR THE SUBSCRIBER TELEPHONE NETWORK, WITH A HIGH-SPEED MODEM. BINARY SKETCH-LIKE IMAGES WILL BE GENERATED TO ENABLE FULL MOTION VIDEO TRANSMISSION THROUGH STANDARD TELEPHONE LINES. THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO CARRY DIGITIZED SPEECH SIGNALS FOR USERS WITH RESIDUAL HEARING. A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THE PROJECT WILL FILL A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEED FOR A LARGE POPULATION OF HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEAF PEOPLE.

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