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Charles Murray
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Sumo wrestlers
Charles Murray   2/9/2012 4:41:04 PM
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On Fox Sports Science a few years ago, MEMS were used to measure the impact of two colliding Sumo wrestlers. They also used MEMS to study Jerry Rice's football catching techniques. See below.

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=224250

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Re: Kick off time
Rob Spiegel   2/9/2012 11:32:01 AM
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Yes, this is an interesting use of MEMS. I remember a few years ago, a company started up that captured the golf swings and baseball swings of stars and sold a system that tracked the user's swings against those of the stars. Cools application for MEMS. Not sure how successful that company was, but it was a clever idea.

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Kick off time
Beth Stackpole   2/9/2012 7:05:10 AM
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Those are some pretty cool examples of MEMS in action on the sports field. Given a segment (and hopefully a growing one) of the population's focus on fitness and competitive sports, seems like a natural application and one that can really give athletes far more control over their training regimens.

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