Motus Seeks To Protect Pitchers From Majors To Little League

Pitcher injuries remain the highest priority concern persisting in baseball. A quarter of all big league pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery, and elbow and shoulder injuries accounted for 54 percent of all days on the disabled list from 1998 through 2015, according to a recent study. Poor mechanics and excessive workload are generally blamed, and Motus Global’s elbow sleeve sought out to analyze one problem but found utility in assessing the other, too.

“When we first made MotusThrow, we thought we were giving teams a tool to do a quick biomechanical assessment of their elbow, but what it turned out to be is a really good joint-specific workload monitor,” Motus Global vice president and chief technology officer Ben Hansen told Bram Weinstein in the SportTechie podcast. “So instead of saying ‘I know that Pitcher A has mechanics that are good or bad,’ we’re finding that it’s more important to measure the workload of those mechanics.”

Joe Lemire – SportTechie
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