This New Smart Apparel Helps Baseball Players Improve Their Swing

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This New Smart Apparel Helps Baseball Players Improve Their Swing

01/05/2017
Majestic Athletic introduced Swing IQ powered by Intel technology, innovative smart apparel that helps baseball players of all levels achieve their perfect swing. 

Swing IQ provides hitters with a new understanding of their batting mechanics by validating their kinetic swing sequence. The patented Swing IQ shirt, designed with Intel technology, contains motion sensors at three points on the body that provide 360° tracking of wrist, shoulder and hip movement. Within the Swing IQ app, players can train smarter by leveraging new tools that marry analytical swing data with video capture.

Majestic designed the Swing IQ shirt for versatility, comfort and data integrity. Constructed of moisture-wicking polyester, the shirt is breathable and flexible. Sensors are strategically located where they are virtually unnoticeable.  As wearable technology, athletes can use Swing IQ both in practice and actual game play. 

Training tools include data/video overlays, telestration, side-by-side swing comparisons, historical archiving and sharing via social media. 

"Majestic's Swing IQ is shaping the future of performance apparel by leveraging technology to improve body kinetics. Starting with Swing IQ Baseball, Majestic is committed to smart apparel that makes athletes smarter about their athletic performance," said Michael Johnson, vice president of strategy, Majestic Athletic.

Intel designed the technology behind the Swing IQ shirt and Swing IQ app, validating through real-world data collection with a wide range of athletes. "Data analytics is transforming the way athletes and coaches train to improve their performance," said Sandra Lopez, vice president and general manager at Intel Corporation. "Intel is creating a sports industry human performance ecosystem that fuses data, technology and sports together. Swing IQ shirt is a great example of this fusion."  

Swing IQ represents the coming together of two industry leaders to drive innovation in sports and wearable technology. Majestic invented the batting practice jersey 35 years ago and has been the on-field uniform of Major League Baseball since 2005.  Intel is a leader in computing technology and is driving the next wave of powerful technologies that will transform the sports experience for the next generation of fans, athletes and coaches.

Swing IQ is the product of extensive testing and development. Coaches and players ranging from Little Leaguers through current Major Leaguers contributed to Swing IQ's development.

Swing IQ was launched simultaneously at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention. Swing IQ will begin shipping before Opening Day and is accepting pre-orders now at swingiq.com for $199.99.