Does the PS3 Move enable gamers to read sign language with it?

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    Just last week Microsoft announced that the Kinnect will not be able to read sign language when it comes out in the fall and can't even be patched to enable it later. Don't be surprised if Microsoft gets sued for lying to us all along. And what about the Wii Motion Plus. Can that read sign language? I am so new to these motion sensored devices and would like to know if they can read sign language. Thanks.
     
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    Err... no?
    If something related to PS3 was able to though, it wouldn't be Move, EyeToy, more like.
     
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    PlayStation Move and Wii both use controllers rather than hand motions, so no.
     
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    If you brought Kinect from a retailer which said in the description it could read sign language, then sure you would be able to sue them.

    As it is, no one would have any right to sue. No one said Kinect could read sign language, only that Microsoft's patent included sign language. Kinect is already expensive so god knows how much it would have been if they hadn't trimmed back the hardware.
     
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    Milo... I hope he doesn't enslave us.
     
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    the move uses a camera to track motion rather then a ir sensor, so it is possible
     
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    How would it be possible to patch later on? And Chaz please log onto MSN, Neogamma gives me error messages which i need your help with.
     
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    What?
    I thought you just err... needed the controller? Isn't EyeToy something completely optional?
     
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    So neither of them can read sign language then since they are not controllers. I hope kinnect can read signluage later on but I don't know how that is possible.
     
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    May i ask what you'll do with sign language?
     
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    Kinect will not be able to do sign language, ever!

    This has been well documented. In the patent application it is known the resolution of the cameras were higher, enabling it to track fingers which they intended to use. Because they reduced the resolution of the cameras and also moved to software processing, it will not be able to read normal sign language.

    If you want something that can do sign language, you'll need a specialized device.
     
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    Webcams can do it on computer. What about if you lowered your hands and not fingerspelled. Then it's a possibility. I still think Microsoft should get sued over this because they PROMISED us SOMETIME that they would be able to read sign language with the Kinnect. Why not allow it at all? Some people are deaf you know (I'm not) and they can't use the headset for XBOX Live headset to communicate to gamers even outside the game. Kinnect better patch this error or else they will get sued.
     
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    Will the kinect ever be able to understand lip reading and other body signs?
     
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    move uses the camera to track the ball on the controller, not the motions of the player.
    for motion tracking via camera is the EyeToy Software series used.
     

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