Repost – “High-Tech Sleeve Is a Basketball Coach on Your Arm”


Perfecting a basketball shot takes constant practice and analysis — and a coach telling you what you are doing wrong.

Soon, your sleeve could do that for you.

California-based Vibrado has developed a sleeve with accelerometers on the bicep, forearm and hand. These sensors work together to track your arm movements and compare it to the ideal arm movements for various shots.

The sleeve provides instant feedback through built-in lights and sound and also records the performance on a computer that can be reviewed later. The team is currently working on an app to go with it.

The system also calculates things like the arc of a shot, which will help with free throws and movements that require more technical finesse.

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