Babolat has demonstrated a racquet prototype at the Roland-Garros French Open last week with MEMS (micro electromechanical system) sensors technology to measure elements of a player’s technique.
The racquet uses a motion control system developed by French firm Movea. It is expected to be launched as a commercial product next year.
Movea was selected as technology partner by the tennis equipment manufacturer to develop “the racquet of the future”.
“The racquet will be the first instance where sensor integration has ever occurred in commercially available tennis equipment,” said Sam Guilaumé, CEO of Movea.
“This innovation will enhance the player’s experience by providing a new and fun way to interact with the game through new tools that analyse and help improve performance,” said Guilaumé.
“Our goal has been to develop and provide our customers with cutting equipment that will enhance their tennis performance whether they are at the professional or enthusiast level,” said Eric Babolat, Babolat chairman and CEO.
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