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Sight-based starting system a green signal for deaf swimmers

By Ian Kew

Singapore Disability Sports CouncilCompetitors and spectators at yesterday's SPH Foundation National Inclusive Swimming Championships at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex saw first-hand a new start system to help athletes with hearing impairments get off their starting blocks.

Developed at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the system - called SwimSight - uses two colours (orange and green) to alert deaf swimmers to race starts and is compatible with professional timing devices.

Read more: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/sight-based-starting-system-a-green-signal-for-deaf-swimmers

Source: The Straits Times

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