StanceBeam, a new sports technology company based in Bengaluru, introduced StanceBeam Striker on Wednesday, an intelligent cricket bat sensor that connects it to a shooting analysis application.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan launched StanceBeam Striker, which through an Internet of Things (IoT) device provides instant, real-time and usable 360-degree batting performance data analysis for players and coaches through the mobile application enabled for iOS and Android.
The StanceBeam Striker can be placed on any cricket bat, turning a regular bat into a smart technological device. The sensor studied the bat speed, 3D swing analysis, power factor and shot efficiency. It also captured Smart Videos in real-time.
Arminder Thind who is the founder and CEO of StanceBeam said at the launch that their product equipped both players and their coaches, with knowledge about the techniques so that they can improve their game. He added that StanceBeam Striker would be a great training tool, as it provided instant comments that gave everyone the opportunity to become a better hitter.
The product has been conceptualised, designed and manufactured in India and is tested by one of the premier Science Institutes, I3D Lab at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It has shown 98-99% accuracy in the sensor's shot analytics.
Dhawan said that it would be a crucial aspect of improving the quality of batsmanship on display. He further added that that timing was very important and having that on data was very useful. He went on to say if he was batting and he got to know the bat speed and the speed at which he was hitting the maximum sixes, then that will help him to prepare accordingly.
Dhawan also spoke about the backlift as he said it should ideally come from the first slip region, so with this, you would be certain that where exactly it was coming from. He added that there would be clarity and no need to guess as data was very important and a crucial part of the game. He said that it would help him in his batting.