In the summer of 2016 Xavier and Erik performed 3d Optotrack measurements at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In this joint research project FASTBALL, the TU Delft, VU, and the Dutch Baseball Federation (KNBSB) work since 2013 together in optimising fast and safe throwing for pitchers.
To get a better understanding of the complete pitching motion, all players of the Dutch AAA-team have been fully digitalised. To understand how we performed those tests, watch this video;
This spring, the Dutch A-team assembles for the WBC 2017. Also star-pitchers as Rick van den Hurk and Kenley Jansen might appear in the Dutch team and will travel to the Netherlands, we try to seize this opportunity to measure all this top atlethes in our lab this year!