We need you to develop a method that uses a mobile device to track a golf ball rolling on an outdoor putting green. High accuracy measurements required as method is used for professional golfers.
Phase One: Proof of concept
1) Use mobile device camera to measure golf ball deceleration. App will automatically detect ball motion as ball rolls past camera field of view.
(FOV: 1 to 5 meters, Ball speed: 0 to 5 m/sec, Ball distance 1 to 3 meters from camera, Ball diameter 42.67 mm (1.68 inches).)
2) App measures ball diameter (+ 10% accuracy) (or similar method to measure ball position).
3) Calculate ball’s deceleration.
4) Overcome outdoor challenges with lighting, shadows and other objects.
There are several other projects that will follow that use these golf ball measurements to develop new training aids, games and other applications.
Requires advanced motion capture experience, iOS programming skills and basic understanding of the game of golf.
Prefer developers who are located close to golf testing facilities – Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, California (but not required).