A real-time feedback navigation system design for visually impaired swimmers

Ze En Chien, Chien-Hsu Chen, Fong-Gong Wu, Nien Pu Lin, Tong Hsieh, Tzu Hsuan Hong

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Abstract

Due to lack of exercise, the visually impaired have a higher risk of developing critical health problems. Among all the sports, the acceptability of swimming is higher for the visually impaired. Swimming can be an excellent exercise for them, for not only maintaining good health, but also improving the illness caused by inactivity’s sedentary. Due to inconvenient, environmental unfriendly, safety concern and some personal obstacle, most of the visually impaired are not willing to swim in public swimming pool. Results showed that the obstacle and unfriendly space are the main reason that affect the willingness of visually impaired to swim. A swimming goggle with real-time feedback navigation system and environmental sensor will be designed to assist, guide direction, reducing obstacles and difficulties of both swimmers and caregivers, providing a convenient way for them to take part in this activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017
EditorsTareq Ahram
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages155-166
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319608211
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 172017 Jul 21

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume603
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17-07-1717-07-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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