For an effective and consistent golf swing, it’s essential to keep your head firmly planted above the ball. When golfers shift their head in front of or behind the ball during their swing, it saps power and accuracy from the shot. MIT engineer and avid golfer Rich Kosowsky developed a system that effortlessly tracks and assesses head position with minimal equipment – one ultrasonic transducer attaches to your hat and a ground unit measures position, providing simple visual and audible feedback.
Rich paired up with Smithwise for their deep expertise in designing for manufacturing and bringing devices to market. Within moths the collaborations between the teams, combined Rich’s electrical innovations together with Sprout’s aesthetic design and user interface to output a design that could be reliably and cost effectively produced at high volumes.
“During and after every swing, PowerPlane™ alerts you if and when your head moves through a plane. This real time feedback changes your behavior from the very first swing.”