7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

Trackman

When it comes to the shot put or hammer throw events in track and field, athletes want to know every bit of analysis about their technique. USA Track and Field achieved this by deploying the Trackman device, which uses Doppler radar to track the flight of a shot put or hammer throw in real time.

It’s often used for golf swings, but Trackman also works with the shot put and hammer throw by scanning such things as release velocity, release angle, release height, and exactly where the throw lands. That information pops up on the Trackman’s user interface and also a tablet sync via Bluetooth.

The device also has built-in WiFi and an internal camera with the ability to connect up to six external cameras for more angles and also records shot put attempts and hammer throws. Videos immediately upload to the cloud to help coaches tweak athletes’ techniques quickly and throughout practices.

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Source: TechCrunch