Sports teams and athletes (and the considerable ecosystems around them) have been figuring out how best to take advantage of wearable tech. Motus Global has created a set of sensors that create real-time biomechanics reports about how a baseball player throws and bats.
The MotusPro comprises five six-axis sensors that fit into custom-placed pockets on compression shirts, batting gloves, and cleats. (Iron-on pockets are fine; no need for custom duds.) The sensors measure motion; Motus’s software creates biomedical reports of baseline performance. The company says the MotusPro can measure stresses on elbow and shoulder joints, and forces that indicate good or harmful motion habits. The system, the company says, can also track bat speed. The product has an endorsement from Andrew Mccutcheon, a center fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Biomechanics and kinesthesiology are hardly new in baseball, but are usually confined to lab settings. The MotusPro can store a game’s worth of data, and export raw data as well as graph 16 variables per movement.
Pricing and availability were not announced.