INVENTION OF A SHOOTING DEVICE FOR PARAPLEGIA AND QUADRIPLEGIA AND PROPOSING A NEW FIELD OF SPORT IN PARA OLYMPIC MATCHES

  • Seyed M. Rajaai
  • Kamran Rezaie
  • Leila Radmard
Keywords: shooting, paraplegia and quadriplegia, laser, image processing

Abstract

This paper describes the design of a special laser based shooting device designed for paraplegics. The device helps the disabled persons to take part in the sports activities. By this invention, a new field which is shooting is suggested to be included in Para Olympic matches. The device consists of two main parts, the gun and the target. A six link mechanism was designed to carry out the shooting task. Laser localisation and Image processing techniques were used to design the target. The device was built following the above design procedures. After that it has been tested for operation and safety. Also software fitness has been checked considering the ability to save and retrieve the player's data and shooting results correctly. The tests ensured perfect operation of the device in all the above mentioned aspects.
Published
2008-04-21
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation