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BASKET TECH HOOPIE – AN EVOLUTION OF COACHING APPS

Description: If you’ve ever played or watched basketball, most of the basketball players have the difficulty in shooting a free throw. Aiming to score precisely and accurately has always been one of the main issues faced by any basketball players especially during free throw. Using the calculations behind ‘THE THEORY OF PROJECTILE MOTION’, it will suggest the perfect angle in free throw for any basketball players. This project creates an app to measure the accurate angle and velocity that is needed to allow the player to score a splash in their free throw based on the mathematical theory that we implemented. Then, test if the players can reproduce their predictions with a scale model from different positions on the court and keep the distance to the hoop constant. With the average angle and force of the players, they can know how throw a splash easily. The buzzer will produce sound after the player makes a shot. Based on the data obtained from the gyroscope sensor which calculate angle and a

Basketball is a worldwide sport placed by people across the globe. Founded during the late 19th-century, basketball is played by people with varying heights and capabilities. This sport shows many problems dealt by players in shooting including the free throw. Free throw is one of the hardest shots for all basketballers. Based on our survey from our school basketball players, up to 60% of basketballers in our school failed in their attempts to shoot a free throw. When executing the free throw shot, a lot of players tends to miss the shot although it is taken from a fixed point. Basketball players also did not know their ideal angle and velocity needed to score in free throw. The objectives of the project are to calculate the relative probability of making a successful shot (splash) from the free throw line using theory of projectile motion, thus correcting the hand-repositioning during the free throw. We are creating a user-friendly application available for the amateur and disabled basketball players. This will allow the players to study the perfect angle and velocity needed in free throw. Therefore, enhancing the consistency of hand positioning to score free throw. Aiming to score precisely and accurately has always been one of the main issues faced by any basketball players especially during free throw. The free throw is given by referee when the opposing team makes a foul inside their free throw line. The free throw is taken from a specific position, therefore you would expect it to be easier than a normal throw but even experts such as players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) would rarely achieve a perfect shot in free throw every time. With that in mind, by knowing the calculations behind ‘THE THEORY OF PROJECTILE MOTION’, it will suggest the perfect angle in free throw for any basketball players. This project creates an app to measure the accurate angle and velocity that is needed to allow the player to score a splash in their free throw based on the mathematical theory that we implemented. Then, test if the players can reproduce their predictions with a scale model from different positions on the court and keep the distance to the hoop constant. With the average angle and force of the players, they can know how throw a splash easily. The buzzer will produce sound after the player makes a shot. Based on the data obtained from the gyroscope sensor which calculate angle and accelerometer sensor which calculate velocity of the ball, the device will predict if the ball enters the hoop or not. Therefore, the free throw will be more accurate and precise, thus the skills of the basketball players will be enhanced.

Organisation: SEKOLAH SULTAN ALAM SHAH

Innovator(s): MUHAMMAD AMIRUL FAIZ MOHAMED ASRI & SAMSIAH RADIMAN (ADVISOR)

Category: Home/Healthcare/Fitness

Country: Malaysia

Gold Award