Blind bowling

Haptic devices

Having consulted with members of Bristol and District Blind Bowling Club we are interested in ways we can use technology to improve accessibility for visually impaired bowlers. At present, sighted bowlers convey information such as ‘jack’ distance and position of bowls (woods) in the head by verbal instructions. Each bowls position relative to the jack and other bowls has to be memorised (clock face strategy) prior to targeting where the bowler wishes to direct their wood. The two main goals are 1) to reduce memory load in targeting 2) a targeting system to direct where to bowl the wood.