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MAGIC Sponsored Accessibility Project Heads to Silicon Valley and DC

Congratulations to the Motion Savvy team, who are one of the first ten teams to be part of the Leap Motion Accelerator program. The students created a finger-spelling translation app for the Leap and impressed the company so much that they have been awarded $25,000 to spend three months in San Francisco to take the first steps to expand it into a sign language translation system. They’ll take a short break in February to go to DC to present their work at the National Science Foundation’s ERN conference for emerging researchers. You can read more about the project in the university press coverage.

The team received mentorship and funding from MAGIC Associate Director Stephen Jacobs and the Simone Center’s Richard DeMartino and the Entrepreneurship Summer Program. We can’t wait to see what they do next. The team also got to demonstrate their prototype to Senator Charles Schumer during his recent visit to campus (pictured here).