Ace ASL, the first sign language app using AI to provide live feedback on your signs, is now available for Android. Ace ASL from SignAll uses your phone’s camera to recognize and assess your American Sign Language (ASL) signs in real time. This technology was made possible with Google’s hand tracking technology implemented in MediaPipe.
In the app you are guided by a Deaf, native ASL speaker who teaches you to fingerspell the alphabet and numbers 0-9. First, your teacher introduces the signs. Then you use flashcards and interactive quizzes to improve your recognition of the signs. When you’re ready, begin practicing the signs on your own using your phone camera. You receive real-time feedback on your signs which ensures that you are doing them correctly. And for quick access to all of the signs, refer to the built-in glossary.
The free version of Ace ASL offers the entire glossary and the ability to practice the letters A-H, without ads. A monthly payment or a single lifetime payment unlocks Premium access to practice the remaining letters and numbers. Ace ASL uses the same sign recognition technology that was originally developed by SignAll to enable automated translation between ASL and English.
“We’re proud to make interactive ASL education more accessible by bringing it to the Android system. Bridging the gap between the Deaf and hearing is an important mission of ours. Education plays a huge role in this,” said Zsolt Robotka, Founder and CEO of SignAll Technologies. “That’s why it’s so important to make education easy, fun, and effective. Bringing Ace ASL to more people by launching it on Google Play is an important step in this mission. Ultimately, we plan to broaden the functionality and offer more advanced ASL learning apps in the future.”
SignAll has developed AI technology combining computer vision, machine learning, and natural-language processing algorithms. This technology is used for sign language recognition, translation, and education. SignAll is the only developer which successfully employs AI-driven technology for translating sign language into spoken language. An overview of the history of SignAll:
- 2017: Introduced a prototype for an automated system for real-time translation from ASL to English, later known as SignAll Chat.
- 2019: Created SignAll Lab – a combination of software and hardware resulting in an interactive workstation that supplements ASL classrooms.
- 2020: Introduced an online catalogue for education, SignAll Online.
- 2021: Offered a sign language SDK for developers – a solution that integrates ASL recognition into apps or other software.
- 2021: Launched Ace ASL for iOS.
- 2021: Launched Ace ASL for Android.