New "start" equipment tested at Deaf school sports meet in Gumma Prefecture

June 15, 2013

The Deaf sprinter had to see the smoke of a pistol, etc., raising a face at the time of a start before rushing out.

Teachers of the Deaf in Tokyo and others concerned developed the new equipment which tells a start in cooperation with the maker.

The lamp of LED placed at a sprinter's feet changes from a "position" by red, "preparation" at yellow and then a "start" by green.

The start lamp was used in a tentative way in the Kanto Region Deaf School Track and Field Convention held in Maebashi, Gumma Prefecture on June 15.


Japanese source:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20130615/k10015329061000.html

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