The work by researchers from the School of Engineering, Dr Kuang Ye Chow, his graduated PhD student, Dr. Nuwan Gamage, and Dr Melanie Ooi, in close collaboration with Professor Rini Akmeliawati from IIUM, and several other colleagues from New Zealand was recently featured in an article by the Daily Mail from UK.

The article describes the idea and potentials behind the Automatic Sign Language Translator (ASLT) tool. The researchers are hoping that their creation will result in a portable, efficient and affordable ASLT for a wide variety of sign and written languages.

For the full article, see here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2666166/Automatic-sign-language-tool-translate-gestures-readable-language.html

And, for the research paper, see here: http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/10.1049/joe.2014.0039?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf