wilson presents app-connected smart basketball of the future




sporting goods maker wilson has presented its new app-enabled smart basketball. expected to launch winter 2014, the basketball will feature performance-tracking sensors inside its core. the technology is being developed by wilson in partnership AI company sportIQ, which will allow players to connect the ball with a smartphone app to use for tracking in-game data such as running distance, speed, heat maps, shooting accuracy through make or miss detection technology, automated shot recognition and shot distances. the intelligent system will also provide automated video overlays, allowing one to see the player controlling the basketball at the moment using cameras.



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