Mudra 3D/EU 2011

MUDRA 3D/EU was a multimedia reference work, educational and training program for Austrian and European sign languages with 3D sign language representation, bi-directional search function and 3D educational games. MUDRA was developed by Fischer Film GmbH (client) together with the author Wolfgang Georgsdorf from 1993 to 2002, and a limited edition of the program has been sold in the past eight years.


The 3-D Visualisation is a great advantage for the users.


The program’s advancement in terms of technology and content, a 3D application, games and a substantially expanded Austrian standard vocabulary as well as adapting the program for online programs and e-learning were the main aims of the project. The 3D application, the display of gestures as 3D animation, was a significant advantage for the user, as it enabled an all round view – the subjective view of the gesture.

The implementation of an integrated software and hardware solution for 3D recording of gestures for the sign language program MUDRA 3D was realized by the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Ars Electronica Futurelab has conducted  research connected to environmental and technological aspects and developed applied scenarios with regard to the analysis of technical possibilities of 3D recordings of gestures for a subsequent real-time-display. This research was financed through the Innovation Cheque.


Gesturing recorded for the simulation process. Credit: Ars Electronica


Research & Development

Roland Haring, Michael Platz, Johannes Bauer-Marschalinger, Christopher Lindinger


LOGO_AWS_20131119The Project MUDRA 3D/EU was reviewed and funded through an international jury of experts at the Austria Wirtschaftsservice as well as the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG at the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.


MUDRA 3D/EU is realized with the support of Austria Wirtschaftsservice AWS Impulse and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.