Putting electronics inside the ball--the start of a technology combination that could have a dramatic effect on sports and sports training.
I'm a sports lover and I like the Brooklyn Nets (Growing up in Brooklyn), plus I love the strategy of the game as well as the coaching and training aspects of the sport. The following is the start of a technology combination that can revolutionize sports and training. I spoke to Mark Davisson, President of 94Fifty and to Kevin King, Dir. of Advanced Technology of the company and they gave me a great overview of this product.
The design was pretty challenging, but TI along with the 94Fifty engineers managed to keep the size and weight down on the electronics inside the ball which greatly helps dampen the vibration that a dribbled, bouncing and backboard-slamming ball encounters countless times throughout a game or practice. It also helps that the rubber of the ball has a natural ability to absorb energy.
Soccer is the next obvious target in another fast-moving sport with a round ball. Stay tuned for that effort to emerge.
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