CHENNAI: Star paddler G Sathiyan caught the eye of many final yr when he educated with a robotic at house through the lockdown interval. In a bid to remain forward of the sport, the 28-year-old — for the final couple of months — has been making use of a ball-tracking software program underneath improvement and testing stage, throughout coaching periods.
The TT Nationals, to be held in Panchkula from February 15 to 23, provides a possibility for Sathiyan to strive it out for the primary time in a contest. “All I have to do is place my cell phone and report the sport. The recording shall be fed into the software program and we can have information in a couple of minutes,” Sathiyan informed TOI.
The ball-tracking device has been common in cricket for years now, however that is the primary time in India that TT is making use of it. The Indian start-up firm, which made this software program, has been making use of the academy run by Sathiyan’s coach — S Raman, for testing. Raman acts because the area professional. “Being a TOPS and Khelo India centre, we have been very happy to assist our gamers make use of it. There’s a digital camera fitted at a selected place which information the coaching periods of our gamers,” he stated.
Earlier, Raman would take a day or two to analyse information — with out these numbers — on Sathiyan’s video games however with this software program in place — the method does not take various minutes. “The outcomes are nearly actual time. With a lot information accessible by way of this software program, it may show to be a game-changer for TT gamers in India,” Raman.
For Sathiyan, utilizing the software program has made his coaching periods much more fascinating. “It’s early to state that I’m seeing a tangible change in my sport due to this software program. However, over a time period, this information will assist my sport immensely. Extra importantly, apply periods have develop into extra enjoyable with all of us having numbers on velocity, trajectory, distance to analyse our sport,” Sathiyan concluded.