Our project serves to help people with visual limitations when swimming in a pool, helping them to know its limits.
Who has carried out the project?
Cyriaque Chapel, Pablo Pedrosa Bartolomé and Guillermo Giacone Táboas.
What is the project about?
We have investigated the possible problems in sports and we have focused on swimming for people with limited vision, which has few solutions. The problem is that visually impaired people cannot swim autonomously. When the swimmer reaches the end of the lane, he must be warned by his coach with a stick hitting him on the back or head. We have thought of a more complex, precise and automatic solution, that is, without the need of another person.
What is the purpose of this project?
Give greater autonomy to people with visual limitations.
How does the project work? (Technologies used, user experience, etc.)
For our solution we will use an Arduino micro, two LIDAR sensors and two short range (3m) LASER sensors. We will program everything in C language using the Arduino IDE. With the LIDAR (LASER Radar), which has a range of 12m, we will be able to calculate the speed, distance and direction at a maximum distance of 12 meters. We will use the other lower range laser sensor to have greater precision and eliminate possible errors due to splashing water. To eliminate errors we have added a sonar. Each lane will have a sensor system independent of the others. We will place them at the beginning and end of the street at a height of 20 cm above the water level, minus the sonar that will be submerged. When the sensors detect the swimmer, they will send a bluetooth signal to a receiver (in the cap) equipped with a vibrating motor.
What does this project contribute to the Maker Community?
Passion for what we do and satisfaction of being able to help other people.