Source: Motus Global
Motus Global technology to assist Baseball Factory players in analysis of biomechanics for improvement
March 23, 2017 (Rockville Centre, NY and Columbia, MD) – Baseball Factory, a company specializing in player development and college guidance of high school baseball players, is excited to announce a partnership with Motus Global, the leader in biomechanics for sports injury prevention and performance analysis.
Motus Global has been named as the Official Sports Injury Prevention Partner of Baseball Factory and the technology will be integrated into events across the nation. Baseball Factory will use the motusTHROW device to capture player data for use in injury prevention and training. This data will have a major impact on how players use and train their throwing arm, providing them with important analysis of the stress on their arm, arm angle/slot, arm speed and shoulder rotation.
“At Baseball Factory, we feel it is extremely important to provide players with access to as much quality data as possible,” said Jason Budden, SVP of Partnerships & Brand at Baseball Factory. “This partnership with Motus Global will help us to better educate our players on exactly how their throwing arm is performing. This data and overall knowledge will be key in preventing injuries and pinpointing areas for improvement. The motusTHROW device will play an important role in training and injury prevention for our players. We are very excited for the impact this partnership will have on our athletes.”
“When we were approved as the first in-game technology by Major League Baseball, it was an exciting and important day for our Company. That being said, the partnership with Baseball Factory may be just as important for the sport and our Company.” said Ben Hansen, VP & CTO of Motus. “To truly accomplish our goal of better understanding pitching workloads and injury factors, we need to monitor these athletes across their entire baseball career. Baseball Factory is providing a gateway to some of the most talented players in the country before they begin their college careers.”
While players at all positions are encouraged to use the motusTHROW device to gain a better understanding of how their throwing arm is working, there are additional features specifically for pitchers. This includes a bullpen mode where pitchers can chart specific pitches and how well they hit their spots. Players are able to breakdown the arm speed on their fastball versus their change-up, to see if they are tipping the pitch. They can also review the stress being put on their arm based on different pitches, and their arm angle/slot on each pitch.
The motusTHROW device also measures both total throws and high effort throws. With a true understanding of the impact of those high effort throws and the stress they put on a player’s arm, the device is able to provide suggested numbers for high effort throws each day. Having this information is key to taking a systematic approach to arm care and ultimately providing the best chance to avoid injury.
About Motus Global
Motus Global is a leading human performance and biomechanics company delivering technology to help maximize performance and reduce the risk of injury in athletics and the workplace. Motus combines innovative wearable technology with ground-breaking 3D movement and performance analytics software to help athletes, coaches, trainers, employers and medical professionals in the lab and on the field. Recognized as one of the Most Innovative Companies in sports, Motus has one of the most comprehensive database of athletic motion and was the first-ever technology approved to be used in-game by Major League Baseball.
About Baseball Factory
Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 600 events nationwide each year in all 50 states and over 150 cities. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 400 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 100,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 100% of Division I and 98% of Division II and III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com.