Availability and Use Among Athletes
As of right now, the Samsung Blind Cap is still being tested, therefore many details are limited. However, it is possible that along with the capability to alert Paralympic swimmers, the cap will also collect activity data regarding the swimmer’s performance. For now, the cap’s technology is only available to elite swimmers during training—it is still undecided if it will be allowed in competitions.
A Stroke in the Right Direction
Although information surrounding the Blind Cap is yet to be firmly established, the effort put forth toward bettering Paralympic swimmers’ experiences is a solid attempt to use innovative technology to set right a reality most have let stay under the surface.