Electronic analysis of athletic performance

  • US 8,579,632 B2
  • Filed: 02/11/2009
  • Issued: 11/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented athletic performance analysis method, comprising:

  • obtaining, at a computer system, first motion data reflecting motion of a sporting device during one or more drills performed by an athlete;

    creating and storing action data by identifying a plurality of portions of the first motion data, where each of the portions correspond to one or more actions by the athlete;

    comparing the action data for the athlete, with the computer system, to one or more groupings of action data, wherein each grouping of action data comprises combined action data for a plurality of other athletes that have been determined to belong in a same athlete skill level classification from among a plurality of athlete skill level classifications; and

    generating data for a report that reflects a relative athlete skill level classification of the athlete,wherein comparing the action data for the athlete to the one or more groupings of action data comprises identifying the relative athlete skill level classification, from among the plurality of athlete skill level classifications, that has action data that matches the action data for the athlete.

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