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We will be creating a visual swing tracking and analyzing system by integrating hardware and software to output relevant baseball swing metrics after each and every swing. The SONY RX10 III is a high frame rate camera that is reasonably priced and recommended by many as a great option for capturing video of athletes in motion. With one or several of these cameras positioned around an athlete, different angles can be recorded simultaneously in outstanding detail. All the collected video will be compiled and presented in a way that makes it easy to view a player’s swing from different angles simultaneously on the same screen. Video processing will also be performed on the biomechanics of the player’s swing in order to extract desired metrics, such as swing path, exit velocity, launch angle, kinematic sequencing, etc. This system will perform most of the same tasks that expensive technological systems can output to professional and high Division I programs at a lower cost, making it a more reasonable option for a college baseball program, especially at the Division III level.
Customer - RIT Baseball
|Thomas Amuso||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Zeglen||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Emmanuel Okafor||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joseph Mylott||Purchasing and Client Point of Contactemail@example.com|
Both amateur and professional baseball communities are very interested in the biomechanical science of the swing and how it can help improve player development. The sport is amidst a large shift in play style called the “Fly Ball Revolution” in response to the rapidly increasing average velocity of pitches over the past decade. This trend makes an optimally efficient swing that stays in the plane of pitch for as long as possible very desirable. Many are researching how different body movements and positionings can achieve this goal while positively affecting centripetal acceleration of the hips, torso, hands, and bat along with the power delivered to the baseball.
A lack of specialized tracking equipment at the Division 3 level makes evaluating players a very subjective process that is very oriented towards on-field results. Without concrete data on players, coaches have less information available to them than Division 1 or professional programs. Creating a low-cost, visual learning system to incorporate into everyday training and practices would allow coaches to gain a better understanding of their players and an easy way to monitor improvements.
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