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94Fifty Basketball uses sensor to determine your lack of game

By 03.04.13

Most of us are never going to be in the NBA, but basketball is a pretty good way to keep fit. It’s active, lots of cardio, doesn’t involve staring at a TV screen for hours. But like any form of fitness, it’d be nice to know practice is at least making you not stink at something.

This is where the 94Fifty Basketball comes in.

It’s essentially a basketball packed with sensors that figures out how you play, and how you’re improving or not over time:

Among the things it can determine is shot accuracy, how your shots are arcing, how good your backspin is, and other data that can help you become a better player.

You collect the data via, what else, a smartphone app, and fortunately, you won’t have to figure out how to hide a USB port: This ball charges wirelessly. Just set it on its charger and it’ll be ready to go when you go for a game.

True, this probably won’t make you a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, but who doesn’t want to hear their jumpshot is improving? This will be available on Kickstarter later this month.

94Fifty [Official Site]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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