NBA to use motion-sensing cameras to track players’ every move

This upcoming season, the National Basketball Association will become the first major US sports league to use motion-sensing cameras to track its athletes in action. In all 30 NBA arenas, a company called Stats will use a six-camera rig, recording data 25 times per second, to track the position of the ball and each player. As first reported by Grantland, Stats will then create reports from this data that offer details as granular what part of a basketball a player touches, a player’s speed during a play, and how close defenders get to other players during a game.

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