Saturday, September 14, 2013

NBA To Use Motion-Tracking Tech


Discovery News - Stat geeks and hoop junkies, let the mouth watering begin. The NBA and Stats LLC announced a plan to install motion-tracking technology in every NBA arena beginning with the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

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Stats’ SportVU Player tracking system, a platform that includes six cameras and exclusive software, will be used by all 30 NBA teams during game play to record and measure the movements of the ball and all players on the court. A continuous stream of data and innovative statistics will therefore be available, chronicling speed, distance, player separation and ball possession for a deeper and more targeted analysis. (Super fans, commence drooling.)

And don’t think that the motion-tracking system is just for the ex-jocks in the TV booth. Along with NBA TV, the SportVU player tracking data will be available to fans via and the NBA Game Time app. Get ready to corroborate arm-chair conjecturing with some cold hard facts.   More