Designed to enhance story time for deaf children, Huawei's StorySign app utilizes a mixture of AI and AR to bring books to life for children who can't hear the story being read. Developed in a collaboration between Huawei, the European Union of the Deaf, Penguin publishing, and the animation gurus at Aardman. Given that sign language is as diverse as spoken language, and can range from country to country, the StorySign app currently features support for sign language in British, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Irish, Belgian Flemish, and Swiss-German.
The StorySign app currently only supports the children's book 'Where's Spot?' but its creators will be adding more content in the future. To use the app, parents or children simply need to hold their phone up to the pages, which will then summon an avatar that will sign out the words in real time as users flip through.
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