As the new season kicks off, it is useful to look back at some innovations which were introduced last season and are a harbinger of how the sport will continue to evolve
SportTechie describes 11 including the following
- MLB green-lighted the use of two wearable devices for use during games this season. A chest strap called the Zephyr Bioharness captured the physiological data of a player while the motusBASEBALL sensor helped teams quantitatively measure arm exertion and stress.
- A few teams, such as the Tampa Bay Rays, started incorporating virtual reality into its training as it partnered with EON Sports VR. Earlier this season, the San Francisco Giants also leveraged the new technology to further engage fans at AT&T Park.
- Blast Motion, a leader in sensor-based motion capture and swing analysis technology, announced a multi-year partnership this season to become the Official Bat Sensor Technology of Major League Baseball. The Houston Astros was the first MLB team to work with the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company. (see video below on its use in ladies softball)