Montreal hockey team and UQAM develop puck for visually impaired

October 12, 2015

In partnership with UQAM, the team is helping to develop an adaptive puck they hope will make blind hockey a Paralympic sport.

The tin can has its shortcomings: it doesn’t make noise unless it’s in motion, it doesn’t make noise in the air, and it often only lasts about 15 minutes.
UQAM engineering professor Mounir Boukadoum and his colleague Frederic Nabki are part of a team at the school trying to design a better way to play by creating a puck players can hear coming.

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