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British Sign Language Detection Using Ultra-Wideband Radar Sensing and Residual Neural Network
  This study represents a significant advancement in Sign Language Detection (SLD), a crucial tool for enhancing communication and fostering inclusivity among the hearing-impaired community. It innovatively combines radar technology with deep learning techniques to develop a sophisticated, non-invasive SLD system. Traditional SLD methods often rely on cumbersome wearable devices or struggle with environmental inconsistencies. In contrast, this system utilizes the distinctive ability of radar to function effectively across various lighting conditions. The core of this research lies in its application to British Sign Language (BSL) detection, employing advanced neural network architectures for real-time interpretation. A key highlight is the impressive 92% accuracy rate achieved in BSL recognition, utilizing the Residual Neural Network (ResNet) model. This success is attributed to a comprehensive dataset and the strategic adaptation of ResNet for processing radar data. The fusion of radar technology with deep learning in this context not only marks a novel approach in the field but also establishes this research as a foundational contribution to the realm of SLD. Its implications extend beyond technical achievement, offering a more accessible and inclusive communication alternative for the hearing-impaired.

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    15 February 2024

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Saeed, U., Shah, S. A., Ghadi, Y. Y., Hameed, H., Shah, S. I., Ahmad, J., & Abbasi, Q. H. (2024). British Sign Language Detection Using Ultra-Wideband Radar Sensing and Residual Neural Network. IEEE Sensors Journal, 24(7), 11144-11151.



British sign language, radar sensing, gesture-reading, contactless detection, ResNet

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