Do you think a computer’s calculations could help you perfect your free-throw shot more successfully than a coach? Inventors of a new sports technology tool think so. The parabolic path of a basketball shot can be interpreted and measured with math!
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In the early 2000s, four Silicon Valley friends put their heads together and created Noah, a sports technology machine intended to help basketball shooters “build the perfect arc.” If you picture a free throw as an upside-down parabola, you might see how being able to mathematically measure that parabola could help you analyze your shot. Noah’s Arc does just this. The machine measures the angle of the shot’s arc as well as the shot's depth at entry of the hoop and gives verbal feedback to the practicing shooter.
See for yourself: http://www.noahbasketball.com/optimal_arc.php
Learn more about Noah’s Arc and parabolas in basketball with the links below.