David M. Saxe

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More than 500,000 deaf people in North America use American Sign Language or a similar signed system as a first language. Long-distance communication of this visually based medium is hampered by its incompatibility with audio and text telecommunication systems. Movements associated with signed languages require a more consistent and higher frame rate than(More)
Virtual Interaction refers to a low immersion virtual reality system that allows users to participate in a scene with computer-generated graphics. The system's purpose is to provide interactive environments that allow physical activity for individuals with disabilities. This extended abstract briefly describes the current silhouette-based system and(More)
1. ABSTRACT While digital video transmission and video conferencing methods have improved significantly over the last few years, the transmission of sign language for individuals who are deaf via this medium still remains a problem. Desktop video teleconferencing systems accommodate the bandwidth limitations of both analog and digital (ISDN) telephone(More)
The sensory-motor skills of persons with neuromuscular disabilities have been shown to be enhanced by intensive and repetitive therapeutic interventions. This paper describes a form of low immersion virtual reality and a prototype, open source system that allow a user with significant physical disability to actively interact with computer-generated objects(More)
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