Design of a Real-Time Interpreter for Arabic Sign Language

Tariq Jamil*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Sign Language is the main communication method used by the deaf, mute, and hard of hearing individuals. It utilizes hand gestures, movement and orientation of fingers, arms, or body, and facial gestures to convey speaker's ideas. Although known since the 5th century BC, sign language is not standardized internationally and each country generally has its own native sign language. Arabic is a widely spoken language in the Middle Eastern region and has its own versions of sign language. In this paper, design of a glove-based real-time interpreter for Arabic sign language has been presented, which can translate hand-gestures of Arabic alphabets into text displayed on a dot matrix screen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoutheastcon 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538661338
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018
Event2018 IEEE Southeastcon, Southeastcon 2018 - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2018Apr 22 2018


Other2018 IEEE Southeastcon, Southeastcon 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg


  • Arabic
  • interpreter
  • real-time
  • sign language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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