Swimsight – Research and Development

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Visually impaired swimmers often need to hire ‘tappers’ in order to train safely. ‘Tappers’ are individuals who stand at the end of a lane and hit the visually impaired swimmer using an improvised rod, alerting them when to turn. Swimsight enables visually impaired swimmers to train independently. The system uses computer vision to track lane markings and calculate the user’s trajectory. If the swimmer drifts off course or reaches the end of the lane, haptic motors activate, alerting them at the exact moment they need to take action. Thus, Improving conditions for these swimmers and saving them money.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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