Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/30/fujitsu_golf_app/

Fujitsu develops motion-sensing golf phone app

You swing, it analyses

By James Sherwood

Posted in Phones, 30th September 2009 08:54 GMT

If you need help perfecting your golf swing, then there’s an app for that – according to Fujitsu, which has created a mobile phone application to help you become the next Tiger Woods Tadashi Ezure.

The Japanese golfer – currently ranked 39th in the world – has been signed up as the virtual coach for Fujitsu’s ETGA Swing Lesson application, which scrutinises your swing by analysing your body movements.

As you swing the golf club, sensors built into a waist-mounted mobile phone feed measurements about the inclination and rotation of your waist to the handset’s 3D motion sensing engine, Fujitsu said.

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Fujitsu's app measures your swing through mobile phone sensor data

The engine uses an algorithm to crunch the data over a set period of time – presumably several swings – and then picks out distinctive aspects from each swing.

Fujitsu claimed the result is an application that’s able to help you diagnose areas where your swing could be improved.

Suggestions about how to up your game are based on “Ezure's golf principles”, Fujitsu said.

The application - developed with help from firm Sensing Control Lab and Japan’s Hosei University – also allows you to compare each swing against your past best recorded swing.

Fujitsu’s ETGA Swing Lesson golf application will be included on a “forthcoming mobile phone”, the firm said. ®