Improving Golf Swing Skills Using Intelligent Glasses

Hua-Tsung Chen, Tzu Wei Huang, Chien Li Chou, Hou Chun Tsai, Suh-Yin Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Since a proficient golf swing is a key element in success in golf, golfers always make much effort in improving their swing skills. However, if not under the supervision of a coach, a golfer cannot effectively perceive his/her faults in swings and comprehend how to change the swing mechanics. In this paper, we propose a vision-based golf training system, named "Improve My Golf Swing," which aims at improving the golfer's swing skills using intelligent glasses serving as a wearable displayer. The golfer's posture is analyzed through computation-efficient image processing techniques. Involving professional golf training knowledge, the proposed system automatically generates feature lines to evaluate whether the golfer's body is properly aligned. During a swing, the golfer can watch his/her own posture as well as the augmented feature lines displayed on the intelligent glasses. Instead of quantitative swing analysis, we focus on providing instructions of posture adjustment to the golfer in a more intuitive and unambiguous manner. Different audio alerts will be given to the golfer according to which part of a posture fault is detected. Experiments on different golf swing videos show encouraging results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) Conference
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Sports training; golf swing; intelligent glasses; wearable device; posture analysis

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