SPORTS ViBRO - Luis Cabrera Vera
A device which allows deaf players to react to referee whistles during a basketball game
Basketball is a team sport which involves lots of referee calls, by the way of blowing a whistle, to alert the players that something has happened. Most deaf people do not hear this sound and therefore, in a game of basketball, they rely on their knowledge of the game and other senses, such as sight, to alert them to a change in the game. SPORTS ViBRO is a physical button attachment for the referee’s whistle which transmits a signal to the deaf player’s wearable which is worn under a sweatband to configure with basketball accessory regulations. When the referee blows his whistle, he simultaneously presses the button on the side of the whistle which sends a radio frequency signal at 433MHz to the receiver. The receiver processes this signal and causes a vibration to alert the deaf basketball player.