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Digital Cap for Swimmers Who Are Blind

Man putting on digital swim cap

Samsung has created the first swim cap to alert swimmers who are blind or visually impaired to turn around or arrive at the finish line. The digital swim cap was developed in collaboration with Cheil Spain and the Spanish Paralympic Committee. Using bluetooth technology,  it vibrates gently when the swimmer’s coach sends a signal through a smartwatch or mobile. The cap also also collects data during training.

The device is currently only available for elite athletes.  Read the full article