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Experimental Vest Directs Paddlers

Terry Hunt, a 72-year old veteran who lost his sight to RP, maintains synchronization for his team members from the front of the dragon boat paddled by the VA Warriors in Salisbury, North Carolina. Hunt describes himself as adventurous, and currently is working with his rehab outpatient specialist at a nearby VA center to rev up for a VA Sports Clinic in San Diego in September. Everett also has been experimenting with a new device — something fitting much like a life vest — which a blind kayaker can wear, and sensors on the vest tell him in which direction to paddle.