Foresight Sports, the industry leader in premium optical launch monitor and golf simulation technology, has announced a partnership with Sportsbox AI, the leader and innovator in single camera markerless 3D motion capture on a mobile phone. The companies will integrate Foresight’s launch monitors with Sportbox’s unique and patented 3DGolf AI technology. The result will be the industry’s first launch monitor with integrated 3D motion capture capability. The integrated products will be available to both golfers and instructors providing them with leading-edge data analytics including golf swing analysis, club delivery and shot launch/flight outcomes. This ground-breaking integration will change the way golf is learned and will include a user-friendly learning environment that will significantly enhance and expedite golfer’s learning experiences.
The San Diego-based company will work with the team at Sportsbox AI to bring next-generation technology to the leading edge of golf instruction and club fitting by delivering software products and teaching tools to the data-driven instructor, fitter and player. Such a partnership is poised to be significantly disruptive, leveraging Sportsbox’s 3DGolf motion capture AI and Foresight’s industry’s leading optical launch capture system, as well as a team of industry experts with extensive experience and accomplishments in their respective fields.
“Foresight Sports is looking forward to working with the team at Sportsbox 3DGolf to deliver technology and analytics that drive performance applications throughout golf. The combination of body movement analytics captured in such a user-friendly platform with our industry leading club and ball data capture should be a powerful toolset for teachers and students. Looking at the talent and track record of both organizations, the sky’s the limit for what we can create together.” – Jon Watters, Foresight Founder, Co-President
Sportsbox AI has built and launched golf’s first ever markerless 3D swing analysis app – Sportsbox 3DGolf – using its patent-pending technology that creates full 3D motion data and visualization for the golf swing from a single video – no markers or sensors – a technology previously available only with a professional multi-camera motion capture system with markers and sensors. It’s currently being used by coaches in 32 countries – teaching players of all abilities including LPGA and PGA TOUR players. Its new product Sportsbox 3DPractice provides golfers of all abilities to benefit from data-driven practices with real-time feedback on each swing, keeping them on track in between lessons.
Foresight Sports has emerged as an industry force, becoming the premium performance launch monitor leader delivering the gold standard for club and ball data. This launch monitor technology is also used to drive the most true-to-life simulation experiences offered. With newly developed software to serve performance, entertainment and simulation applications, Foresight users can engage in multiple experiences from golf instruction and fitting, to leagues and course simulation. Foresight Sports technologies leverage an advanced stereoscopic photometric capture process to drive the most accurate and precise launch monitor metrics currently available, which is why their GCQuad Launch Monitor is the most sought after launch monitor by Tour Professionals and Golf Researchers around the world.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be an instructor, fitter, or player in golf. We’ve had access to detailed outcome data from the ball impact and club delivery for a long time, but to combine this data with the body motion and swing data is truly a monumental step in unlocking the mysteries of the why behind the shot outcome and how we can change the things under our control (the body) to generate different or better outcomes. And we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey with Foresight, the global leader in launch monitor. The power of the data, combined with the teams of world-class experts in golf, biomechanics and sport science, and AI represented in our teams and advisors, will advance the entire industry forward in a generationally meaningful way.” – Jeehae Lee, Sportsbox 3DGolf Founder, CEO
The partnership will begin with Foresight Sports Launch Monitor integration into the Sportsbox AI Mobile application, Sportsbox 3DGolf, which will be available to all Sportsbox 3DGolf and Foresight users. Currently in development, this first integrated product is scheduled for release Q1 2023.
About Sportsbox AI
Founded in 2020, Sportsbox.ai, Inc. is an AI-powered technology company that develops coaching and training mobile applications in sports and fitness using patent-pending 3D Motion Capture and Kinematic AI technology. Through our unique technology that can capture, measure and analyze complex athletic motions in 3D, combined with the knowledge and experience of the world’s leading instructors in each sport, Sportsbox AI brings real-time corrective feedback to help athletes achieve their goals in sports and fitness.
The company launched its first product in October 2021 with Sportsbox 3DGolf — an app that turns your mobile phone into a 3D motion-capture device and instantly provides 3D animation and motion data about your golf swing with just a single video.
Sportsbox 3DGolf’s technology offers coaches and players the ability to access:
- 3D Motion Capture: Use of a mobile phone camera to create a detailed 3D model of an athletic motion from a single 2D video — without any markers using over 30 key points
- Highly Accurate 3D Kinematic Measurements: Kinematic parameters and sequences relevant to measuring and analyzing the body movement in sports – in full 3D
- Seamless Coaching Live and Remote: 3D data and visualization tools whether you’re with the student or remote; communication, CRM, and payment tools, as well as video editing tools for visually impactful lesson notes integrated for an all-in-one coaching platform
- Immersive Personalized Practice Plans and Drills to Improve Your Outcome Goal(s): Guided practice and training roadmap tailored to your needs and goals
About Foresight Sports
Founded in 2008, Foresight Sports is a technology company specialized in optical photometric capture systems and software development to support ball tracking and simulation across multiple sport applications. Acquired by Vista Outdoors in 2021, Foresight Sports designs, develops, and assembles all of their products from their San Diego, California Headquarters. Foresight Sports offers launch monitor and sport simulation products to consumers of all types, from professional golfers, golf teachers and club fitters, to large scale enterprise retailers and home consumers of all golf skill levels. Foresight Sports products include:
- Hardware: GCQuad Launch Monitor, GC3 Launch Monitor. GCHawk Launch Monitor
- Software: FSX2020, FSX Performance Application, FSX Pro, FSX Play
- Total Range
- ForeCaddy Smart Automated Cart