Nike is unarguably the most innovative sports company. This week they received a patent for a high-tech golf aid that includes a golf ball tracking system and a heads up display. The golf ball tracking system tracks multiple golf ball trajectories when hit by a golf club. The golf balls include emitting diodes that assist in tracking the balls when hit.
The heads-up display is worn on the user’s head and displays an image within a field of view of the user.
The heads-up also displays shot statistics for each one of the multiple trajectories within the field of view of the user. The shot statistics include initial ball speed, spin rate, total distance, and carry distance.
Publication number: US 9339713
Patent Title: Golf aid including heads up display
Publication date: May 17, 2016
Filing date: May 30, 2014
Inventors: Nicholas A. Leech;
Original Assignee: Nike, Inc.