The issue at hand is devising a product which will detect a swimmer in the water and alert the swimmer when they are getting close to the wall in order to perform a flip turn. This product will be directed towards the visually impaired swimmers. The current “technology” being used for this is simply an adjustable pole with a soft end piece, for example a tennis ball. This apparatus requires that someone stand outside both ends of the pool and tap the swimmer when they are getting close to the wall.
The current method raises several problems, and the gEEk squad's mission is to find a more favorable alternative.
The progress towards this goal is outlined through weekly status reports, documents, presentations, and a dynamic wiki.
The gEEk squad consists of: