Reference: AW Busch, DA James, Analysis od Cricket Shots using Inertial Sensors, The impact of technology on sport II, Sadayuki Ujihashi, CRC Press
Abstract: Using bat-mounted, tri-axial accelerometers, data is collected from multiple positions on a cricket bat at high frequency. Using this information, a number of useful characteristics of a batsman's swing can be extracted, including shot power, point of impact, bat angle, and angular velocity. From these characteristics it is possible to provide an objective, statistical evaluation of performance in both training and match situations, enabling fast and efficient feedback to be provided to the athlete. The sensors are lightweight and completely self-contained, allowing for minimum inconvenience to the batsman.