Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Baseball is pitched Smart Textiles
Elbow injuries suffered by pitchers in Major League Baseball occur frequently and result in tens of millions of dollars in losses each season, representing the money that must be paid in salaries to pitchers who cannot perform due to injury.
To address this issue, three Northeastern University engineering students have developed a data-logging uniform shirt for pitchers that can help prevent elbow injuries while providing an electronic analysis of pitching mechanics.
See: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/stories/2010/02/baseball_shirt.html and http://www.plusplasticelectronics.com/HealthWellbeing/Smart-textile-baseball-shirt-to-be-ready-for-market-in-2010-12041.aspx for more info.