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Image analysis helps Chicago Cubs’ pitchers stay injury-free


A vision analysis system from Kinatrax has helped keep baseball pitchers from the team that won the 2016 World Series healthy. Its president, Steven Cadavid, spoke at the Embedded Vision Summit about putting a ‘quantitative spin’ on video analysis


W


hen the Chicago Cubs won the baseball World Series last year the team ended a 108-year wait


to reclaim the title, the longest title drought in the game. Te story was one of the great sporting moments, certainly of 2016, if not the decade. Computer vision expert Kinatrax supplied


an imaging system that analysed the Cubs’ pitchers during that World Series winning season. Te vision system has cameras pointing at the pitcher’s mound to give biomechanical data about the pitcher. Te coaches can then use this information to make decisions on how to prevent their pitchers getting injured. Kinatrax installed its first system for the


Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, and has since provided vision analytics for three major league ball parks, including the Cubs, and soon to be four minor league sites. Te baseball pitcher’s arm is one of the


most valuable commodities in sport. ‘Tere is a lot of value in that arm, and relatively little has been done, in terms of technology, to try and prevent injury and maximise the potential of the players,’ commented Dr Steven Cadavid, president of Kinatrax, speaking at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, California on 2 May. ‘We’re


Shawn Camp of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on 25 April 2012 in Chicago 30 Imaging and Machine Vision Europe • June/July 2017


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