Evaluation of a virtual reality-based baseball batting training system using instantaneous bat swing information

Liyuan Zou, Takatoshi Higuchi, Haruo Noma, Lopez Gulliver Roberto, Tadao Isaka

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Abstract

Batting training practice aims at increasing the batting performance of baseball players. Traditional batting practice methods have been proven effective in increasing the players batting performance in real games. However, the feedback the player gets is limited to: The vibration of the bat, the sound of the impact and the ball trajectory. We propose a Virtual Reality-based (VR) baseball batting system that provides batters with instantaneous bat swing information as feedback. This information includes: Exact bat-ball impact location and angle, replay for swing timing and speed. The ability to review this swing information immediately after each swing may help batters to quantitatively adjust their swing to improve batting performance. In order to evaluate its effectiveness, we compared the proposed method against a traditional batting training method, during a short period. Results of our preliminary experiments show that the VR-based group batting performance, after a 10-day practice period, was comparable to the traditional group. Further experiments and analysis are required to assess the efficiency of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1289-1290
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2019 Mar 232019 Mar 27

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period19/3/2319/3/27

Keywords

  • Baseball
  • Batting training
  • Impact location
  • Swing angle
  • Virtual reality

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