Motus has just launched its new 5-sensor package to measure the biomechanics of a pitcher’s throwing motion or a batter’s swing. Originally, players were required to come to a lab to get measured; however, Motus has managed to get its advanced technology out of the lab and onto the field.
The multiple sensors allow coaches, trainers and medical personnel to monitor variation in a pitcher’s stress levels, using measurements such as forearm, hip and bicep speed. The data can now be recorded on a smartphone without laboratory equipment, and is a solution for the frustrating process of players analyzing video footage of themselves. The Motus system also enables batters to track the mechanical differences in their swing. According to CEO and Co-Founder of Motus, Joe Nolan, “The ultimate goal of this tool is to be sure these athletes stay on the field performing at peak level.”
While it’s not the prettiest device, Motus has made the wearable package compact enough for players to go about their daily activities without actively noticing the sensor. It can fit in their compression shirt, batting gloves and cleats.
The system was released at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, and is available for mainstream purchase on Motus’ website.
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