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The tapper / swimming ear plug

The tapper
The tapper

Swimming is one of the best way to exercise, but the blind people cannot easily benefited from it. Normal people can see the end of waterway and knows when to stop and turn, but it's hard for a blind to do the same. Blind athlete employ "tapper" using a long stick to warn them from bombing into the wall. This can also be applied to non-athlete blind people.

"The tapper" includes a shore label and a pair of ear plugs which vibrates while getting near to the shore label. Red color and the unique shape helps the plugs to be retrieved with other peoples' help when lost in the pool. "The tapper" provides an equal chance for blind people to swim.

University

National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

Design

National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

Design

National Sun Yat-sen University

National Sun Yat-sen University
Kaohsiung, Taiwan