Using wearable sensors to improve performance

For the Royals and Giants, today marks the climax of an eight-month season. But for 28 other teams, along with countless minor leaguers and amateurs, the focus is on improving for next year.

And while the professionals have armies of coaches and video-based systems and reams of data at their disposal, a handful of companies are developing more affordable options for serious and casual ballplayers alike. Sensor-based systems are not unique to baseball — David Temple’s recent article over at TechGraphs describes some options available to tennis players and golfers — but have begun to proliferate in earnest over the past year.

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