CricketCoach Helps You to Improve Your Technique

By on June 9, 2019
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Researchers at the University of Auckland’s Augmented Human Lab have created a smart grip system controlled by an Arduino Mega sbc that helps you to improve your cricket’s technique.

The augmented handle is covered with an array of force sensitive resistors, which push data to an Arduino Mega and then to a PC over Bluetooth. Direct vibrotactile feedback is implemented in a pair of smart wristbands, leading to better accuracy and confidence in swing technique.

Thanks to the Arduino you can understand how much force you are using when batting in cricket.

CricketCoach is a smart system that creates awareness of the hand-grip force for cricket players. A custom Force-Sensitive Resistor (FSR) matrix was developed and attached to the bat’s handle to sense the gripping. Two wristbands, incorporating vibration motors, provide feedback that helps non-expert users to understand the relative forces exerted by each hand while performing a stroke. A preliminary user study was conducted to collect first insights. The results show that both, binary vibration, as well as vibration patterns, improved the execution of batting strikes significantly. This work has been presented at the Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019) in Reims, France.”

Further information can be found on the research paper.

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