Software designed by Rice U. students quickly automates sports analytics

Thursday, May 03, 2018 2:20 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

AMY MCCAIG  – MAY 3, 2018

New software designed by Rice University students working in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) can provide automated sports analytics in an hour.

Team Cherrypick (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)

Team Cherrypick (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)

The software, Cherrypick, was designed by James Grinage, Connor Heggie, Rebecca Lee, Victor Gonzalez, Sachin Jain and Betty Huang as part of their senior engineering design course. The software is the first kind capable of automatically analyzing volleyball matches and providing analytics. It allows coaches to record a game, upload video and receive statistics from the game within an hour. Cherrypick is powered by machine learning and computer vision algorithms developed by the team and is the first software capable of delivering game statistics in an hour.

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