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Anil Kumble launches Microsoft-powered batting performance tracking device

The Power Bat is a Microsoft Azure Sphere-powered sticker on the shoulder of the bat that captures the speed of impact, quality of the shot and other parameters when the batsman hits the ball

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Indian Cricket team Coach Anil Kumble addressing a press conference ahead of the second test match against Australia before a practice session at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Romita Majumdar Mumbai
Technology giant Microsoft Corporation and former cricketer Anil Kumble’s technology startup, Spektacom Technologies, along with broadcast partner Star India, announced the launch of a batting performance tracking device called Power Bat. The Power Bat provides players, coaches, commentators, fans and viewers with a unique way to engage with the sport and help improve their game powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using AI and Internet of Things (IoT) services.

The Power Bat is a visiting-card sized, Microsoft Azure Sphere-powered sticker on the shoulder of the bat. In a live match, as soon as the batsman hits the ball, data

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First Published: Oct 11 2018 | 4:10 PM IST

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