Alabama student’s software calls balls & strikes with a smartphone

By Associated Engineering Press

University of Alabama senior Matt Bowen has created and released PA Software, an innovative pitch-analyzing protocol he hopes will bring big league K-Zone functionality to little league backyards.

Sports entertainment company Sportvision first introduced K-Zone in 2001. K-Zone is a sophisticated computer system that tracks the trajectory of a baseball relative to the strike zone as it is thrown by a pitcher. The final product is a three-dimensional graphic overlay in the shape of the strike zone that ESPN broadcasts live. Sources: Sport IllustratedWHNT-CBS 19WIAT CBS 42Tech AlabamaWAAY ABC 31Sports TechieThe Tuscaloosa News

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: October 26, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features: