Making Table Tennis Accessible for Blind Players #Acoustics23Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
Phoebe Peng, an Engineering Honours student at the University of Sydney, is researching ways to allow people with low vision and blindness to play pingpong using sound. The process uses neuromorphic cameras and an array of loudspeakers, designed to allow players to track the ball and movements based on sound. Using two perfectly positioned cameras, Peng could identify and track a ball in 3D in real time. She then fed that data into an algorithm controlling loudspeakers along the sides of the table, which created a sound field matching the position of the ball.