CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blast Motion, an industry innovator focused on 360-degree athletic improvement through software services and advanced sensor-based motion capture, today announced a multi-year partnership with Phenom Baseball. The Blast Baseball 360 sensor, mobile app, and Blast Connect software services have been integrated into the Phenom Baseball Academy training program and are in the process of being rolled out to Phenom Baseball athletes across the country. Blast Connect provides a highly integrated communications framework that will be used for scheduling, assigning drills, and tracking an athletes progress over time. The solution also enables remote coaching, allowing powerful training feedback to be delivered online through the system’s integrated video analysis, voiceover, and markup features. When combined with the Blast Baseball 360 sensor and mobile app, an athletes swing metrics are automatically uploaded to Blast Connect, allowing coaches to provide real-time training feedback and the ability to post additional training insights to an athlete’s Blast Connect activity feed.
“At Phenom, we’ve created a highly focused environment that gives athletes access to the facilities, camps, and tools they need to change their lives,” said Joe Keller, Founder, Phenom Baseball. “The Blast sensor and software solutions allow us to cost effectively integrate technology into our youth programs and take athlete training to the next level. For the first time, athletes can purchase the same technology we use at our facilities and take it home to continue their training. This allows athletes to practice more often and with a higher degree of confidence, while providing our coaches with the ability to provide advanced analysis and training feedback year round, even if our athletes are practicing at home.”
Blast Baseball 360 is the official bat sensor technology of Major League Baseball®. The Blast Baseball 360 sensor and mobile app have been specially designed for swing analysis, helping players of all ages and skillsets understand the mechanics of their swings and learn how they can hit with more power and efficiency. The waterproof sensor and bat attachment slip over the knob of any standard baseball or softball bat and have been designed to capture the industry’s most accurate swing metrics.
“We’ve created a total improvement solution that addresses the needs that academies, coaches, and athletes have been looking for in one cost effective, integrated system,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO, Blast Motion. “Now that one of the largest US baseball academies is powered by Blast, I am excited to see how the next generation of Phenom baseball players will change the game.”
Blast Motion’s mobile app and patented Smart Video Capture™ technology uses a smartphone camera to capture video, while the Blast Baseball 360 app intelligently analyzes, combines, and syncs swing metrics with the video to deliver real-time, mobile video analysis. The app automatically detects a player’s swing and clips the video to create a series of video highlights. No user editing or practice interruption is required to experience this groundbreaking functionality. Blast Connect further enhances the value of the Blast 360-degree training solution for coaches and academies by providing additional tools that help them automate and manage their business, including scheduling, drill assignment, customer billing, competition management, leaderboards, and much more.
Pricing and Availability
The Blast Baseball 360 sensor is available for immediate purchase online at blastmotion.com, with Phenom Athletes receiving a special discount code. The Blast Baseball 360 app also supports Apple Pay, allowing an athlete, coach, or parent to purchase the Blast Baseball 360 sensor easily from within the app. Blast Connect is available today and is initially being offered as a packaged set of software services optimized for golf and baseball, with other sports and services set to be released soon. Blast Connect is available for purchase following an initial 30-day free trial.
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is defining the future of wearable motion capture technology. By combining the industry’s most complete 360-degree improvement solution and real-time metrics analysis with auto-curated video highlights, Blast Motion has created a contextually rich user experience that enhances the way people capture, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information about Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com
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