The MLB announced today that its teams will be using Blast Motion’s Blast Baseball iPhone-connected swing analyser sensor in the forthcoming season. 9to5 Mac reports that the sensor will initially be used during training, but will be used in-game as the official sensor tech for the league starting with the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 10. Television broadcasters will also be able to use the data that the sensor gathers.
“As part of this agreement, Blast Baseball technology will be available for organizational developmental use by MLB® teams, featured at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 10 (7pm ET on MLB Network and MLB.com), integrated into select television broadcasts, used by athletes at the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, NC, and will soon be available for purchase via the official MLB.com/shop.”
Blast Motion uses a Bluetooth sensor attached to the bottom of a baseball bat that works in conjunction with iPhone apps such as Power Sensor Pro app that captures the data that is sent by the swing analyser sensor.
Power Sensor Coach and Admin apps can also be used as part of the service to help with team management. Smart Video Capture technology automatically analyses a player’s swing and clips videos to make a video highlight real that is synced up with a player’s metrics to give coaches and players something to work on.
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