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Dec. 1: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Demonstrate New Sports Technologies Designed To Improve Golf and Tennis Equipment

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Chriss Swaney  
412-268-5776
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Demonstrate
New Sports Technologies Designed To Improve Golf and Tennis Equipment

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's new Sports Technology course is giving engineering students a chance to improve athletic performance in several sports, including golf, tennis, hockey, track and football.

The 15-week project course is designed to give engineering undergraduate and first-year graduate students experience in designing realistic and practical embedded and mobile systems and applications that can enhance various aspects of the training, coaching, playing and scouting of different sports.

Priya Narasimhan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, said this semester's project demos include a mobile device that customizes a user's music playlist to one's running and jogging pace; a "smart" tennis racket that allows a novice to improve game skills; a "smart" golf club to judge the quality of an athlete's swing; and an instrument-equipped hockey stick that can show the speed of slapshots.

When: 2:30 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Where: Hamerschlag Hall, Room 1112, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave.

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