January, 13, 2022

Drone Badminton to Improve Physical and Mental Health of the People with Low Vision

Digital Nature Group at the University of Tsukuba in Japan developed "Drone Badminton" that enables people with low vision to play badminton.

The drone acts as the “ball,” and when passing through a ring frame, the sensor at the frame detects this, and the drone’s direction changes back to the opponent.

Image credit: Digital Nature Group at the University of Tsukuba

This project helps people with low vision regain their mental and physical well-being who otherwise are unable to see the size of the ball and could not react to the speed of the ball in the regular badminton game.

Key points:

  • the drone’s size is to a degree easily recognizable by people with low vision
  • the speed can be adjustable

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