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1 A Portable Tool for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People R. A. D. K. Rupasinghe, D. C. R. Ailapperuma, P.M.B.N.E. De Silva and A. K. G. Siriwardana, B.H. Sudantha Faculty of Information Technology University of Moratuwa Katubedda, Sri Lanka Abstract A portable system for deaf and hearing impaired people has been developed based on the IEEE 1451 sensor standards and other related technologies to minimize their communication difficulties with the ordinary society. The system is comprised of two main modules. One of the modules is performing gesture recognition capturing Sinhala sign language symbols from a deaf or hearing impaired person using a specially developed smart glove which is embedded with a 3-D accelerometer, a digital gyroscope and flex sensors complying with the IEEE Smart Sensor Standards. The smart glove is capable of capturing finger movements and hand movements. Arduino Mega controller system, containing Atmel ATmega2560 AVR microcontroller, was used to implement the Smart Transducer Interface Module (STIM). The captured signals were analyzed and related text and voice would be generated. The other module is processing human voice real-time using Sphinix- 4 framework and generated corresponding text and displaying Sinhala sign language animations on an external display using an animated avatar. Generating animations was done by using Blender and JMonkey game engine. Index Terms deaf and hearing impaired, IEEE 1451, Sinhala sign language, smart data glove, 3-D accelerometer, digital gyroscope, flex sensors, embedded systems, STIM, smart sensors, blender, JMonkey I. INTRODUCTION On the Earth, people are equally treated and it is their right to receive equal status without any discrimination [1]. Notwithstanding ordinary people in the World, all deaf and hearing impaired persons also need to communicate with other people and they also have right to be treated equally [2, 3]. Many people today use current technologies to make their lives easier. Disabled people are not an exception to this reality. Over 5% of the World s population, nearly 360 million people, has some kind of hearing loss [4]. Many of them are living in middle and low income countries and they are at the very least understanding of their special needs and requirements [4]. They need today s technology to help them cope with their lives on a daily basis. Deaf or hearingimpaired people sometimes find it hard to communicate with the ordinary people and they do not aware sounds from their surroundings especially when they are travelling. Having a portable device that makes them aware of their surroundings and facilitate ability to communicate with the society are the main goals that proposed system planned to achieve. Proposed system has two main sub systems named Gesture (sign language) recognition system and Voice processing system. With the use of gesture recognition system we are enabling the person to talk by processing the hand gestures (sign language) of the deaf person and speak out the content. With the voice processing system we are enabling the hearing impaired person to see or feel the voices around him by converting voice to Sinhala sign language. II. PROBLEM IN BRIEF Hearing impairment, hearing loss, or deafness, is a partial or total inability to hear. It is one of the most common medical conditions presenting to physicians. Disabling hearing loss is claimed that hearing loss greater than 40dB in adults and hearing loss greater than 30dB in children [4]. Adult-onset hearing loss ranks 15th amongst the leading causes of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD [5].It is caused by many different factors, including, but not limited to, aging, exposure to noise, illness, or chemicals and physical trauma or any combination of these. Communication with people is a basic need for everyone, but deaf and hearing impaired people are not able to communicate well due to some disabilities and communication is the main problem among them. Deaf people communicate visually and physically rather than audibly. Therefore, they have some problems in their relationship with people. The sign languages are the languages used by communities of deaf people all over the world. Sign languages are not derived from spoken languages; they have their own independent vocabularies and their own grammatical structures. Sign languages exhibit the full range of expression that spoken languages afford their users [6]. Usually, deaf people use sign-language to communicate with each other, but people have no desire to learn sign-language. For this reason, many people feel awkward or become frustrated trying to communicate with deaf people, especially when no interpreter is available.

2 There exist a lot of services running into the voice platforms which are not accessed by deaf and hearing impaired people. Because of this, there are important communication barriers between a deaf person and society. The system we are proposing to develop has been address the above issue of communication problem among deaf and hearing impaired people with the society, also will be an innovative solution in the interaction between people and machine area for deaf and hearing impaired people. III. RELATED WORK There are many similar approaches taken to address the above mentioned issues using vivid technologies and methodologies. In the recent past, there has been many research works on the hand sign recognition. The technology of gesture recognition can be divided into two categories. Glove Based Techniques Vision Based Techniques The Sound of Signing, Magic Gloves and Hand Sign Interpreter [7, 8, 9] are some example researches under glove based techniques. The sound of signing is a sign language translator which uses a glove fitted with sensors that can interpret the 26 English letters in American Sign Language (ASL). The glove is composed with flex sensors, contact sensors, and accelerometers in three dimensions to gather data on each finger s position and the hand s motion to differentiate the letters. The is transferred to the base station, which displays as well as speaks the letter and also interfaces with a computer. In Magic Gloves Wireless data gloves with flex sensors are used to identify the gestures. The resulting digital signals from flex sensors are encoded and transmitted through radio frequency system. Radio frequency receivers receive the signal and fed to the gesture recognition section through the decoder. Then the gesture is recognized and the corresponding text information is identified. Text to speech conversion takes place in the voice section and play out through the speaker. Hand Sign Interpreter is a prototype which can store 10 different signals of as per the user s hand sign. Three of them are totally based on the output of the accelerometer and seven of them are based on the output of flex sensors. The processor analyses the signal from sensor glove and fetches the corresponding audio signal from the memory IC which is fed to the amplifier. The speaker generates the relevant sound. In vision based methods, camera is the input device for observing the information of hands or fingers. icommunicator, Microsoft Kinect Sign language translator and ASL Fingerspelling Translator Glove [10, 11, 12] are two examples for vision based methods. Microsoft Kinect Sign language translator aimed to realize fast and accurate 3D sign language recognition based on the depth and color images captured by Kinect. It also provides two way communications between deaf person and normal person. But it is developed only for Chinese sign language and it is not portable. icommunicater is a commercial software developed for windows platform. icommunicator translates in real-time speech/text to video sign-language and text to voice. The icommunicator provides American Sign Language (ASL) signs in English word order (subject+verb+object) to improve the relationship between spoken, written, and signed words, promoting better literacy levels than traditional ASL. TABLE I. COMPARISON BETWEEN SIMILAR APPROACHES Feature A B C D E Sign-to-voice 1 Voice-to-text 2 Text-to-sign 3 Voice-to-sign 4 5 Portable Recognize words in 6 sign A. Microsft Kinect SL Translater B. icommunicater C. Magic Gloves D. Hand Sign Interpreter E. The sound of Signing IV. OUR APPROACH To solve the above-discussed problem we came up with the solution of a portable tool where it integrates many features for deaf and hearing impaired people to make their communication with the normal society. Our system consists of two applications; 1. Gesture Recognition System 2. Voice Processing System Gesture recognition system converts Sinhala sign language symbols to voice. Capturing sign language signals is done by using a sensor glove. This glove is compromised a complex embedded system, that would capture the variations of the hand and fingers and the movements of the hand. That would help to capture most of different gestures of sign language without using cameras for detection. This is one of the most suitable ways of detecting gestures of sign language in a portable system. Voice processing system inputs human voice using microphone array. Finally system will output the animated avatar after the process of voice recognition and this will be displayed on an external display. Figure 1 illustrates top level architecture of the proposed solution. Figure 1. Top Level Architecture of the System

3 V. DESIGN OF THE SYSTEM The proposed system mainly consists of the following components; A. Gesture Recognition System B. Voice Processing System A. Gesture Recognition System Design of the gesture recognition system mainly consists of the main hardware module, the smart data glove. It consists of a 3-D accelerometer, a digital gyroscope and ten flex sensors and few limit switches. All the sensors are connected to the system complying with the IEEE 1451 smart sensor standards. The IEEE 1451-Standards for Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators defines a set of common communication interfaces for connecting transducers to embedded systems and field networks in a networkindependent environment. The IEEE 1451 standard makes it easier for system designers and transducer manufacturers to develop various smart devices and to interface those devices to different networks, systems, and instruments. This standard consists of seven parts and each of them has different aspects of the interface standard [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]. In this project the standard was used to implement the STIM with semiconductor gas sensors. The glove is designed to recognize the movement of the fingers and the palm, as well as the motion of the hand over a certain period of time. The data received from the glove is transmitted to a micro controller which will then process the inputs and send to the main processing unit. This processing unit identifies the received data and processes them so that it outputs the relevant voice signal corresponding to the hand gesture. Figure 2 shows that the signal flow of the gesture recognition system. Sensor Array Micro- Controller Tanslator and mapping system Finger Movement Data Hand Movement Data Figure 2. Process in Gesture Recognition System. B. Voice Processing System Process the data and create the outputpacket Process the data packets Translate Gestures into voice Voice processing system is the next component of this product. This will allow to convert human voice signal to an animated avatar which illustrates the hand gestures on the external display device. Human voice will be captured using a microphone and feed for processing using Sphinx Framework. Sphinx will recognize the utterance and result the corresponding word phrase. Then those will be manipulated in to a format which is compatible with the sign language. It outputs the recognized words and those will be filtered based on the available sign language representations. This filtered output is then feeded to Jmonkey game engine for avatar animation. This animation will be generated dynamically at the Jmonkey engine and displayed on the external display. Sphinx Framework provides a rich API to develop custom voice recognition applications and it better customer support. There are a wide range of implementations based on sphinx which are using in live environments. JMonkey Engine is a high performance scene graph based graphics API. JMonkey was built to fulfill the lack of full featured graphics engines written in Java [19]. VI. IMPLEMENTATION Implementation of the proposed solution according to each module varied according to different technologies used. A. Gesture Recognition System Glove is implemented using the flex sensors which will respond to the bending of the fingers [20, 21]. These flex sensors will change the resistance according to the angle of the finger and corresponding analog output voltages are fed to the microcontroller based system. Using the built in ADC unit 10 bit digital data is produced giving high accuracy to the finger movement capturing [22]. To capture the motion of the hand a Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensor MPU 6050 which will sense the acceleration in X, Y, Z directions is used. Also the sensor consists of a tri-axis gyroscope which will provide gyroscopic data [23, 24, 25]. Finger position and movements of the hand are received by the micro controller and then sent as data packets to the main computer program which will classify the data and identify the patterns for predicting the meaning of the hand gestures. Here first the data received from the micro controller should be processed as time-series data. Each data set sent by the micro controller can be identified as a feature vector. Feature vector can be described as below Figure 3. pinky ring middle Index Thumb Thumb-index Index-middle ax ay az Figure 3. Feature Vector of the data set. First 5 readings are for five fingers, then the next two are for the readings from the sensors between the mentioned fingers, next the acceleration data and gyroscopic data respectively. As the readings from the flex sensors are stable they can be directly used in the feature vector, but for the accelerometer and gyroscopic data we have to use certain filters before identifying the patterns. Kalman filter and complementary filters are used in filtering the acceleration and gyroscopic data to get a noise reduced smooth curve for the required gx gy gz

4 gesture[26, 27, 28]. Kalman filter is mainly used in the signal processing area for reducing the noise of a signal. As the accelerometers are highly subjective to noise there s a lot of jitter that can occur during the motions which will provide unnecessary data for processing. For recognizing the alphabet using only the finger movements, a classifier is used. Here K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) classifier can be easily implemented without any issues for this purpose. Once the system is trained with the training data, it can then be used to identify the gestures using the KNN classifier. But the issue is there when recognizing the characters like J, Z, P, and Q characters as they require motion and orientation of the hand. To capture this motion sensor readings should be used. Motion sensor readings and the finger position readings together can be used in the KNN classifier as time series collection of data to identify the characters signed by the hand. Once the characters are identified, then the identification of the words is required. Identifying the words should be done will be manipulated according to a format which is suitable for the sign language. Recognized words will be mapped to the relevant hand gesture using the avatar. This avatar is created and animated using Blender. Those animation parameters and the modeled character are exported as xml format which can be used for dynamic animation on the java platform. On the java application side we used JMonkey game engine for dynamic animations. It will map the corresponding animation to each word recognized by the trained system and animations displayed in external display. Fig. 5. Animated avatar to display sign language using the finger readings and motion sensor readings together. Once the words and characters are identified they should be processed in order to generate the sentences out of those words. For that we can feed this data into a Natural Language Processing tool and receive the output as a set of words. As natural language processing tool we used free test to speech java framework. Figure 4 shows an image of the developed smart glove. B. Voice Processing System Figure 4. Sensor glove This component mainly consists of voice to text and text to sign language mapping. Voice to text is done based on the sphinx framework. Sphinx receives the voice signals captured using a microphone. As sphinx is highly customizable, it can be trained for a custom language with a different accent. We collected a dataset which consist of more than one hour recording. We are focusing on a particular environment where the user of working on the road, we restricted the vocabulary to a set of words. The dataset collected included selected words from few people. Sphinx has its own configuration when we are training the system to recognize a custom language. At the same time we developed a custom language model which is suitable for the vocabulary we are going to train on. With all these requirements completed we trained the system several times until we get an accurate result using a testing dataset. Those words or sentences recognized VII. EVALUATION We tested our system in lab environment. Voice to text subsystem was trained using the sphinx framework. Training data set was collected for one and half hour of recorded voice wave 16 khz, 16 bit mono audio format and a testing dataset of 15 mins with same specs. Whole system was trained on a Linux operating system. Trained system was tested using the collected 15mins of dataset where is resulted a word recognizing error rate of 12%. Data glove was tested with the help of 10 users and following results were achieved. KNN classifier is used as the main classification method and the classifier is trained for all 26 characters with 200 training samples for each character. Classifier configurations consider 5 neighbors to make a decision and cross validation is used to improve the reliability. Each user trained each character 20 times by signing the symbol. Among the characters J, Z, P, Q required motion and orientation of the hand. Also the characters P and K, H and U, Q and G had resulted in certain ambiguous outputs. TABLE III ERROR RATE FOR EACH SYMBOL Symbol Error Rate A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, R, S, 2% T, V, W, X, Y, Z C 3% J 15% K 5% M 4% N 4% O 2% P 10% Q 10% U 5% VIII. CONCLUSION There exist many communication barriers between deaf people and the society. Therefore we developed a portable tool

5 where it integrates many features for deaf and hearing impaired people to make their communication with the normal society. Proposed system has two main sub systems, Gesture (sign language) recognition system and Voice processing system. With the use of gesture recognition system we are enabling the person to talk by processing the hand gestures (Sinhala sign language) using a sensor glove and speak out the content. With the voice processing system we are enabling the hearing impaired person to see or feel the voices around him by converting voice to Sinhala sign language and display it using animated Avatar. Sign language is captured by using a specially designed sensor glove and recognized hand signals are converted in to voice in real time. Sensor glove is a complex embedded system with five flex sensors, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. Captured voice signals are converted in to sign language and displayed relevant sign language animations in real time on an external display using an animated avatar. Real time animation generation is done by using blender and JMonkey game engine. To improve the accuracy of the voice processing system the system it needs to use some more relevant dataset and the configuration parameters have to be optimized accordingly. The Table II shows a comparison between our approach and other approaches considering the similar features and distinct features of our proposed solution. TABLE II. COMPARISON BETWEEN OUR APPROACH AND OTHER APPROACHES. Feature Other approaches Portable /No Recognize words in sign Support for Sinhala Sign Language Sign-to-voice Voice-to-text /No No /No /No Our Approach Text-to-sign /No Voice-to-sign /No IX. FUTURE WORK In order to make this system more value added and user friendly we will add a feature to notify the direction of sound. User will be notify about direction and type of the sound. Also we will plan to test this system using deaf and hearing impaired students in Rathmalana Deaf School of Sri Lanla. REFERENCES [1] Human Rights Act, Fact Sheet No.2 (Rev.1), The International Bill of Human Rights, United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Palais, Wilson 52, CH-1201, Geneva, Switzerland, [2] World Federation of the Deaf, Human Rights for Deaf People, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Light House, Likantie 4, Helsinki, Finland, last update [3] Organizational Publication, The Human Rights Act, Action on Hearing Loss, 19-23, Featherstone Street, London, [4] WHO, Deafness and hearing loss, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 121, Geneva 27, Switzerland, February [5] WHO, Facts about deafness, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 121, Geneva 27, Switzerland, September [6] Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin, Natural Sign Languages, in Handbook of Linguistics, M. Aronoff & J. 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