Welcome to the 2019-2020 American Sign Language 3D Database Project
linedanceAI is leveraging its machine-learning platform to build and the deploy the first, 3D database of American Sign Language (ASL) body movements. Currently, online databases of ASL host 2D video format of signs. 3D format allows ASL to be utilized in the advancement of various research areas, and in software engineering and development. The overarching goal of this project is to make available a technical toolkit to accelerate a NEW era of Accessibility.*
This 3D body movement database of signs will be complementary to other required technology stacks. Sign language is not only body movement, but also hand movement and facial movements communicating emotion, and meaning. These two technology stacks are not part of our work.
The complete database will comprise of approximately 3000 signs, led by a Deaf project team, and sign data sourced only by Deaf signers across the USA. Partners are located in California, Colorado, Texas and Washington DC. Access to the repository will be available on GitHuB at the end of June 2020.
*This ASL body movement recording project represents the most comprehensive 3D sign language database for software. If you are interested in conducting a similar project for a different sign language, please email us details .