PowerAnalysis EizoJockey scorebook. Entries can be made using an on-screen software keyboard, so one-handed operation is easy. The screen on the CF-18 swivels through 180° and folds down into a writing tablet. It’s just like using a notepad.
Mr. Murata has set up a business to market his video coaching tools in a set comprising PowerAnalysis EizoJockey, the CF-18, and a video camera.
Mr. Murata also explained, “If customers want to introduce the system, I recommend acquisition of the software and the hardware as a set. I have confirmed that this combination works well, in terms of both performance and usability. It’s tried and proven and I ask customers to use equipment that I have confidence in.” The system has already been bought by the trainer of a major baseball team.
We asked Mr. Murata about the future prospects for video coaching tools: “In the sports world, the situation is polarizing into one side that actively uses video information on PCs and one that doesn’t. Winning or losing in sports depends on various factors, and I would like to better get across the convenience of using video coaching tools. I would like to see them used for more effective coaching.” But he also has an eye turned towards applications that go beyond sports.
He added, “In craft and industrial workshops there are certain techniques, hairdressers have scissor skills, chefs prepare food in special ways… The performance of these and other skills can be analyzed. Wherever there are highly specialized techniques being transferred to the coming generation, I am sure that video coaching tools must be useful.” Rather than limiting these tools to sports, Mr. Murata proposes that digital video can also be effectively used in the industrial sector. The combination of rugged PC Toughbook CF-18 and PowerAnalysis EizoJockey is blowing a fresh breeze into various fields.