If you’re into basketball, you may be looking for a way to improve your shooting ability. A new product has turned up seeking crowd sourced funding called ShotTracker. The device is a wearable technology that automatically tracks shot attempts, makes, and misses. The ShotTracker system includes a wrist sensor, net sensor, and a smartphone application.
The sensors use Bluetooth Low Energy and the app tracks accelerometer data among other things. The net sensor is water resistant and is designed to be home on the net of your goal and left. The wrist sensor ways less than half an ounce in the app is available for both iPhone and Android users. The people behind the product says that it’s been tested thousands of times in practice sessions with high school and college teams, coaches, and even NBA athletes.
The data has created hundreds of graphs that have been analyzed to fine-tune the sensor to be sure that the product works while being invisible to the shooter. The company is looking for pre-orders to help get the ShotTracker into full production. A pledge of $60 will get you a full ShotTracker kit. Coaches looking to outfit a team can spend $2000 and get 12 wrist sensors and four net sensors. Deliveries are expected to begin in the summer of 2014.