Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R.

Abstract

This project developed and tested a proof-of-concept smartphone-based system for classification of balls and strikes in the game of baseball. Current professional systems used to call balls and strikes are expensive and require professional installation. This opens a gap for an inexpensive and accurate solution to calling balls and strikes. An automated system was developed that consisted of six main steps: data collection, data pre-processing, image classification, object detection, parametric estimation, and pitch classification. The system successfully outputs a pitch classification utilizing an input from a smartphone camera.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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