I bet your basketball is not as intelligent as Wilson’s Smart Basketball. Wilson has partnered with SportIQ to develop a connected products for athletes. This particular basketball has sensors that deliver data to smartphone or tablet for analysis or gamification.
Here is how this basketball can help:
We literally taught the ball to differentiate between a made shot and a missed shot and we deliver this data to a smart device with no attachments to the rim, no additions of any kind; just a player and his ball getting better … During my career as a professional basketball player in Europe, I would have benefited greatly from this type of understanding around my training. What was my shooting percentage from different distance ranges or areas on the court? What did I need to be working on? We’re now bringing our high basketball IQ to the field of digital technology to answer these questions.
explained Harri Hohteri, CEO of SportIQ. This ball can simply help you take your game to the next level. The smart basketball is scheduled to be released by the 2014 holiday season.
[Source / video by Wilson]