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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3697  (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Model. Optim.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJMO
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Adrian Olaru
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2018 Vol.8(4): 212-216 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2018.V8.652

Development of Multimodal Strategy Board for Improving Competitiveness in Goalball

Tomozumi Ikeda, Toshitake Araie, Akira Kakimoto, Keiichi Ninomiya, and Kazuhisa Ikeda
Abstract—With the approach of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, interest in sports for participants with disabilities has been steadily increasing. For Japan to be successful in the Paralympic sports, scientific and engineering support similar to that provided to other Olympic competitors is necessary. This study develops a multimodal strategy board to improve Japan’s competitiveness in goalball, a team sport for visually impaired players. The proposed tool is composed of an image processing system that determines the ball’s position and movement, and a strategy board that provides tactical information. This paper describes the method used to determine ball position from game video and the structure of a haptic device incorporated into the strategy board.

Index Terms—Disability sports, goalball, image processing system, haptic device, multimodal strategy board.

T. Ikeda, T. Araie, A. Kakimoto, and K. Ninomiya are with the Polytechnic University of Japan, 2-32-1 Ogawa-nishimachi, Kodaira-City, Tokyo, Japan. K. Ikeda is the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, 4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa-City, Saitama, Japan (e-mail: ikeda@uitec.ac.jp;araie@uitec.ac.jp, kakimoto@uitec.ac.jp, ninomiya@uitec.ac.jp, ikeda-kazuhisa@rehab.go.jp).


Cite: Tomozumi Ikeda, Toshitake Araie, Akira Kakimoto, Keiichi Ninomiya, and Kazuhisa Ikeda, "Development of Multimodal Strategy Board for Improving Competitiveness in Goalball ," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 212-216, 2018.

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