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PunchForce by HBO measure the force of the punches

Boxing is finally getting an innovation.
Boxing is finally getting an innovation.

Do you know that what amount of energy is required to punch only once in boxing? Well we don’t know either! Or, do you know all the strain you hand faces while punching? Well for this one we again have NO as an answer!

Let’s make these ignorant questions the topic of our past because soon we will be able to find the answer to all our questions.  With the advent in the sports industry and the speed in the manufacturing of different wearables , we know that one day or another our normal routine would also be fitted with some sort of sensor or technology. We, at Sports wearable, always keep you connected with the upcoming gadgets and devices in wearable industry.

The boxing was the only sports which was unaffected with the new development and wave of the tech era. Now, finally someone as big as HBO (Home Box Office) has taken notice and opted for something good. HBO’S new boxing unit, Punch Force, got a patent for the boxing gloves. The patent is approved and granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The gloves will be able to measure the force of the punches and transfer that information directly to database.

The new gloves will allow the channel to analyze the information accurately and properly; which is associated with boxing. Through the use of accelerometers and gyroscope sensors ,HBO will track and analyze different types of punches and the information database has profiles for different punch types and other punch tracking data.

The patent reads that:

 “Many currently available data and analysis devices for athletes are intrusive to the athlete’s performance.  As a result, the devices may not be effectively used in an analysis during an event.  An athlete’s uniform is designed for maximum mobility and protection, and should not impede the performance of the athlete.  Thus, there is a need for a system and method for data capture and analysis that does not interfere with an athlete’s actions and abides by the rules of the sport.”

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It means that the trackers will allow to measure the distance covered by a solo punch, its accurate force, the speed through which it strikes and all the other important statistics which are used to analyze a player.

The intensity through which big firms and companies are taking part in launching such products which have real life benefits are amazing. The step from the HBO genuinely shows the efforts of the media group in tracking and analytics technology.

Boxing is that game that has primarily tumbled from the national spotlight in quite a few years and ordinarily has no inside and out details finally has the innovation to right away track in-bout results and transform that information into insightful stats for fans and experts alike.

It stays to be perceived how HBO will utilize and apply this data for the advancement of boxing and yet it can also assist in further understanding of the sports and those who are new in this field will generally be inspired by this technology.

Kainaat Maqbool
The writer is a student of journalism, pursuing her passion for writing. She is an avid reader and wants to be a novel writer or a fashion editor someday!

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