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Sensor-Fitted Baseball Shirt Tracks Pitching Technique, Prevents Injuries

Sensor-Fitted Baseball Shirt Tracks Pitching Technique, Prevents Injuries

Engineering students have created an interactive baseball that could indicate potentially hazardous motions and poor technique.

Kyle Studstill
  • 12 april 2010

Engineering students from Northeastern University have woven conductive threads into a baseball shirt fitted with motion-tracking sensors, which track a pitcher’s mechanics during throws. Relaying the data back to a tracking system, the team is able to analyze information that could indicate potentially hazardous motions and poor technique.

Watch a video demonstration below:

News At Northeastern: “Pitching an Idea”

[via Ecouterre]

+baseball
+Electronics & Gadgets
+fitness / sport
+Health
+passive monitoring
+sensors
+Sports & Fitness
+technology
+wearable tech
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