FIG wants to scan gymnasts at Jr Worlds

Luba found this on the workplan for Junior Worlds on the FIG website.

Certainly that data would have to be kept confidential.

Fujitsu “judging support system” at Worlds 2019

The system uses 3D laser scanner sensors to capture the gymnasts’ movements in real time, providing two million shots per second on areas such as arm or leg bend angles, angles of elevation and height of particular moves.

This is then compared to a database of existing recognised moves and routines to hopefully provide a more accurate picture of an athlete’s routine for the judges. …

The technology is now planned to be deployed at the forthcoming Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, held from October 4th-13th  in Stuttgart, Germany, with further tests planned as Fujtisu aims to get it included at Tokyo 2020.

Tech Radar 

GymCastic reported that FIG plans to test the technology on 2 WAG apparatus, 3 MAG apparatus in Stuttgart.

Thanks @usgymie

Baseball’s hitting coaches are geeks

By the numbers: 19 of MLB’s 30 hitting coaches played less than 100 big league games, 13 never played in the majors and four never even played in the minors.

All but four were hired in September 2016 or later, proving just how much fresh blood has entered a once insular community of former batting champions….

Baseball’s hitting coaches go all in on tech and data

tumbling / Slinky analogy

I can go with this.

It’s similar to the ‘curvilinear action‘ still used in the Canadian coach education system. That was introduced by Gord Osbourne and Boris Verkhovsky back in the day. That version looks at the body more as a flexible rod … with a spring attached to either end.

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