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But they needed help developing the capabilities which would provide the exceptional data access and user experience it envisioned for its sports sensors. The digital engineering effort also required a technology partner that could navigate the challenges involved in working with a variety of use cases that had never been attempted before.
With a thorough understanding of Intel’s needs and expectations, the Infostretch team kicked off a multi-phased, digital engineering initiative which included:
The scope of Infostretch’s development efforts encompassed all functional flow and requirements, device drivers and algorithm, device interface, mobile application UI and UX, application logic, user dashboard, smart videos, performance analysis, user profiles and management, and reporting.
The coin-sized device, which includes various sensors and a microcontroller with BLE capabilities, was designed by Intel. The Infostretch team developed drivers for the sensors to receive data and run algorithms on the received data to make a meaningful analysis. The data is wirelessly transmitted to a companion application on a smartphone. It is also stored in the sensor when it is not connected to a smart device.
Key deliverables of the development effort included:
This enabled the ability to receive data from the device sensors, detect and record key activities such as shots based on a noise threshold, run algorithms to calculate parameters such as shot data, and send that data to the companion application on both Android and iOS
These applications receive, store and display the shot data from the sensor firmware, sync it with the cloud application server, enable visualization with a 3D avatar and control different user modes such as match, practice, etc.
The application server stores data for future analysis, enables visualization for match or practice sessions, and enables user registration and mapping
Infostretch defined an end-to-end strategy that outlined the most important test scenarios and parameters to be validated
Infostretch set up a lab and a ground-truth test bench-essentially an indoor cricket pitch completely enclosed by netting and with artificial grass cricket pitch surrounded by Mo-Cap cameras and high speed video cameras-for multiple test executions to simulate real-time scenarios for developing and validating the sensors
Working with Intel’s team, Infostretch conducted field testing at multiple regional levels and championship trophy games to validate sensor data accuracy. The results were displayed during the live telecast
The optical Mo-Cap system was tweaked to capture real-time bat swing data. The subjects (Cricket players in this case) played a shot with the sensor on the bat
The action was also recorded with high-speed cameras from three different angles (identified as best views). The sensor instantaneously recorded the 3D data which was then transmitted to a test bench to compare and analyze the data from the Mo-Cap system and sensor.
This step included:
This enabled the capture of
movement of the selected object
from all angles to get a better
idea of the 3D angles
Data was captured for various
parameters such as hand speed,
hip speed, swing plane,
hit angle, etc.
Created to analyze the data
and alter the algorithms
to improve the accuracy
of the sensors
with new, market-leading product capabilities
in the set-up of physical Infrastructure
via real-time testing and optimization of sensors
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