Kiki, a Hyper-Realistic Virtual Human & Sign Language Interpreter.
The Future of Accessibility Now.
We created a highly realistic avatar & professional sign language interpreter that converts text input into a sign language video performance, to help realize a more accessible world for the deaf community in Japan.
Strategy, Design, Production, Development
UX & QA
Tech & Creativity
NEP has long been committed to improving accessibility for the deaf community and becoming an accessibility pioneer in the media industry. How do you embrace technology to create a cutting-edge solution?
Text Becomes a Magical Performance.
The concept and solution was to create an application that receives text input and outputs a sign language video performance. As the world’s first highly realistic virtual human for sign language interpretation, Kiki, through a web-app, generates magically dynamic sign language interpretations from text.
Inviting. Flawless. So Human.
Built from 16,000 individual mocaps, the stunning 3D character looks, moves and feels human. The back-end application, powered by Unity, turns sentences into a welcoming and dynamic sign language interpretation.