Electronic Basketball Measures Players’ Skill
The 94Fifty basketball uses embedded sensors to track a users performance and provide 'coaching' for improvement.
Coaches being replaced by machines?
Not quite. At least not yet.
94Fifty is releasing a new high-tech basketball to the public to help players track their performance, even going so far as to provide feedback in the form of coaching.
The 94Fifty smart basketball from InfoMotion Sports Technologies has sensors embedded in the ball that are able to detect forces from dribbling and shooting. The ball can then relay the data, through Bluetooth and new Android and iOS apps, providing information on shot arc, shot speed, backspin, and dribble angles among other things. Players can then track these stats through the app to help improve the finer points of their game.