The grandeur of a human sense
Walking with your eyes blindfolded is probably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences that I ever had to endure.
The lapse of data from a mere one sense totally threw me out of my game! I went around in rounds and crashed into things.. It was a disaster!
But then there are visually impaired people playing sports like cricket or soccer!!
Visually impaired Cricket
How do they do that ?
Well, essentially the ball has lots of ball bearings in them that make a rattling sound as it moves.
The auditory cue is captured by the player, the brain processes the data, and then there is response. ( A feedback loop )
By constantly training they have mapped the ball position with the sound that they hear. And this mapping is so intricate that it makes the playing seem seamless.
Visually Impaired Soccer
These guys are SuperHumans in every sense of the word. Now I have worked with sensor technologies for quite some time, but none that as powerful as this.
The level of feedback that one needs, to execute running and kicking the ball per se, is extremely complex. But to witness these guys do it with such grace is definitely a superhuman skill.