Laura J. Muir
Perception of sign language and its application to visual communications for deaf people.
Muir, Laura J.; Richardson, Iain E.G.
Iain E.G. Richardson
Video communication systems for deaf people are limited in terms of quality and performance. Analysis of visual attention mechanisms for sign language may enable optimization of video coding systems for deaf users. Eye-movement tracking experiments were conducted with profoundly deaf volunteers while watching sign language video clips. Deaf people are found to fixate mostly on the facial region of the signer to pick up small detailed movements associated with facial expression and mouth shapes. Lower resolution, peripheral vision is used to process information from larger, rapid movements of the signer in the video clips. A coding scheme that gives priority to the face of the signer may be applied to improve perception of video quality for sign language communication.
MUIR, L.J. and RICHARDSON, I.E.G. 2005. Perception of sign language and its application to visual communications for deaf people. Journal of deaf studies and deaf education [online], 10(4), pages 390-401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eni037
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 14, 2005|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 6, 2005|
|Publication Date||Nov 30, 2005|
|Deposit Date||Jun 25, 2008|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 25, 2008|
|Journal||Journal of deaf studies and deaf education|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||British Sign Language; Deaf people; Visual communications; Video coding systems|
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