Above: A vibro-tactile guidance system for intermediate blind and deaf skiers.
Top Image: Team members from left to right: Kirsty Hodgkins, Guilherme Schulz, Kelly McKay, Nicholas Maddalone, Sara Khorchidian, Enkhlen Amarsanaa, Jarod Laroco, Matt Lawson.
Our project aims to provide a vibro-tactile guidance system for intermediate blind and deaf skiers with minimal guide skier contact. The guidance system involves a handheld controller used by the guide with directional input. These directions are sent to a receiver which vibrates to indicate the direction the skier should travel.
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