I don't claim to be a computer expert by any means. I think I know what is possible though. What I propose is beyond my skills though. Whom ever takes up my dare will have to be skill full at writing code; organizing research, have graphics ability and the ability to bend video angles of pitchers pitching to a hitter's perspective. They will need to be able to correlate pitch FX data of different kinds of pitches by individual pitchers and match that data to video of pitchers throwing that exact same pitch.
What I propose will probably take a tremendous amount of time and quite a bit of collaboration between several Rowbots to be achieved. At the end of the project there may be money to be had. Patent rights maybe involved and what is created should be as proprietary as possible to protect the investment of everybody's time and effort. I know a bit of raising venture capital. The beginning of the project would have to be a labor of love until enough data of one pitcher is developed to show the project's potential. Engineers among us would be invited to "flesh out" any hardware needs to make the project a viable product. Holographic expertise would be essential .
What I want to do has never been done exactly to the standards I want to do it. Some of this has been done before; but not with current technology.. Most similar applications have been over simplified for the mass market. I don't intend to make a mass market product. I intend to make a product for use by professional athletes and give the Rockies an exclusive window of first use; not just to give them a competitive advantage , but to allow us to refine the final product.
I propose building a portable holographic hitting environment. That's been done. I propose a library of every active pitcher. That's been done. I propose being able to adjust the resolution to hitter's being able to slow and speed up actual pitches thrown by actual pitcher to true visual acuity. I want an instrumented bat that can be adjusted to the hitter's actual bat as far weighting and contour and structural flex , elasticity , and integrity.. I want to accurately be able to correlate the batter's swing to that specific pitcher's actual pitch., and show the results.
I want the pitcher to be able to change location of that pitch within that pitcher's proven range for that pitch. I want to be able to mathematically recreate the effect of the air density , humidity , temperature , wind direction , wind velocity , time of day matched with a current weather forecast for a given stadium for any pitch thrown by that pitcher. I want to be able to match the hitter's background for every stadium for all times of day and every weather condition down to a dust devil crossing the plate in the middle of a pitch. Would all that take a super computer? You tell me.
The Army has been able to predict with accuracy the the fight path of cannon shells and artillery by these methods to this standard for twenty years. Why can't we develop this for Rockies hitters and maybe later pitchers to use.? Contact AMart to contact me if you are interested.
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