Welcome Session 2018-2019

PhD Welcome Session 2018-2019

PhD Programme on Information and Communications Technology (DocTIC)

University of Vigo

Date: Friday,  November, 16, 2018

Place: Room A010 "Sala acristalada" of the Telecommunication Engineering School

 

Welcome session for new PhD Students and current PhD Students. The event is an opportunity  for all new Doc_TIC PhD students and faculty members to meet.

 

Program

12:00-12:15

Opening: Prof. Carmen Garcia-Mateo, Coordinator of DocTIC PhD Program

12:15-13:15

Lecture by   Emanuel Rocha and Tiago Oliveira

 

Emanuel Rocha and Tiago Oliveira

ISEP | Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Lecture Title

Virtual Sign, a bidirectional translator between multiple Sign Languages and written text.

Lecture Abstract

Presentation of Virtual Sign, a bidirectional translator between multiple Sign Languages and written text. This translator resorts to two devices, namely the Microsoft Kinect and Data Gloves in order to gather information about the motion and shape of the hands. In the other direction, the translation of text to Sign Language is supported by a 3D avatar which interprets the entered text and performs the corresponding animations.
This project aims to develop and evaluate a model that facilitates access for the deaf and hearing impaired to digital content—in particular the educational content and learning objects—creating the conditions for greater social inclusion of deaf and hearing impaired people.

Biography 

Emanuel Rocha - Master Degree in Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. Researcher at GILT since July 2017.

Tiago Oliveira - Master Degree in Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, and PhD student at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Researcher at GILT since April 2017.

Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00
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