Gesture based interface for asynchronous video communication for deaf people in South Africa

Ramuhaheli, Tshifhiwa (2010)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-128).


The preferred method of communication amongst Deaf people is that of sign language. There are problems with the video quality when using the real-time video communication available on mobile phones. The alternative is to use text-based communication on mobile phones, however findings from other research studies show that Deaf people prefer using sign language to communicate with each other rather than text. This dissertation looks at implementing a gesture-based interface for an asynchronous video communication for Deaf people. The gesture interface was implemented on a store and forward video architecture since this preserves the video quality even when there is low bandwidth.