By PJ dela Peña, USTP System STRATCOMM

The app developed by Team LiAise can translate sign language into text

Team LiAise of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) has made it big in the national competition by winning 2nd runner up in the first ever MOVE Concentrix Change Challenge. The competition is participated by 26 schools and universities across the country. 

LiAise stands for Listen and See through Artificial Intelligence. It is an application that can translate sign language into text in real time. It also has other features that allows two way communication between individuals.

The winning team with their mentors and instructor

Team LiAise is composed of BS Information Technology students Hannah Mae Hormiguera, Alyssa Mae K. Libe, John Michael Zarate, and Abner John Palapar. The mentors are Dr. Sol Dalonos, Engr. Jodie Rey Fernandez and Mr. Sigfred Tong. Engr. Bronson G. Mabulay, OIC Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI) of USTP Cagayan de Oro, is the instructor for Team LiAise.

The team will receive a Php 30,000 cash prize and trophy. USTP is the only school that qualified from Mindanao.

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