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Monday May 30, 2005 6:28 pm

Basketball for the Blind


Posted by Kristin Wenzel Categories: Misc. Tech


Basketball Blind
New technology may level the playing field, or more accurately, the court, making sure that hoop dreams (or even just a back-yard game of one-on-one) are pleasures no longer reserved for those with good vision.

Ultra-lightweight sound-emitting devices embedded in the ball and placed on the backboard allow blind and visually impaired players to shoot hoops with more independence, since they can hear the location of the ball and the basket.  The prototype isn’t perfect, but shows quite a bit of promise in opening up the world of sports to anyone who wants to play.

Read More |  LiveScience.com


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