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Tennis for the Blind

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The modified ball emits a steady audio signal. The net and the boundaries of the court itself emit their own different, easily distinguishable audio signals. Thus, a sonic "image" is transmitted to the players, who form mental maps of the game, and play it.
snarfyguy, Nov 24 2001

Audible Balls http://www.tiresias...eports/projects.htm
Yup. Balls for the blind, that emit sound. [bristolz, Nov 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

More loud balls http://www.beyondsi...m/games_&_gifts.htm
Okay, so they're not tennis balls but soccer (football) [bristolz, Nov 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Deef's link http://snltranscrip...pts/82skannon.phtml
[Use [link] to create links to URLs, don't quote them in annotations.] The SNL skit doesn't have all that much to do with this idea (other than that there's a tennis star in it), so feel free to delete this link if you're also deleting the annotation(s). [jutta, Nov 24 2001]

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       Many things incredibly similar have already been baked, so if this is I won't be at all surprised.

Now they just need to do it with driving. Of course, with the driving skills of people who CAN see, they should fit right in.
AfroAssault, Nov 24 2001
  

       This was on Saturday Night Live, when Stevie Wonder was the guest, as part of a fake ad for an auto-focus camera "So advanced, so simple, even Stevie Wonder can use it." http://snltranscripts.jt.org/scripts/82skannon.phtml   

       ok...not exactly the same...at all.
deef, Nov 24 2001
  

       The thing you're writing about sounds like a cheap joke (couldn't read it). This isn't a joke...
snarfyguy, Nov 24 2001
  

       I seem to remember a blind driver break some kind of speed record on a solo piece of track with a seeing passenger directing his steering.........
po, Nov 24 2001
  

       [UB] delete that NOW
po, Nov 24 2001
  

       Tennis for the Blind is baked. A quick bit of googling registered a few hits though nowhere could I find how the game was set up. I would guess that they must either have a bell or other noise emitting device in the ball or that they have a seeing helper shouting out directions.

[swoosh of tennis racket]
Seeing-eye person: "Nope! Missed it again!".
DrBob, Nov 26 2001
  

       Tennis I haven't seen, but I remember seeing as a kid baseball for the blind, with a ball that beeped in different ways, depending on what it was doing.
StarChaser, Nov 26 2001
  

       Not recommended for the newly-blind.
nick_n_uit, Nov 27 2001
  

       Reminds me of a joke where a blind football team kick hell out a troop of morris dancers........
veitchy, Jan 10 2002
  

       If you ever seen "dude where's my car" It may sound like a bad idea to wear a pager on the tennis court
jeffman, Jul 24 2003
  
      
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