Bull 3D System Hardware
The Bull 3D system utilises a collection of cutting edge technologies to capture and communicate data on how a golfer moves and the forces they generate that are fed into our software for analysis.
Some of the key components are described below:
The Bull 3D system utilises a vast array of state-of-the-art sensors to capture each aspect of movement during every golfing action.
View a promotional video from Polhemus, developers of the sensor system, below:
At Bull 3D we continue to update our technologies to keep offering the most in-depth analysis available anywhere and thus help you achieve your true potential.
Our 3D system has been expanded with a new wireless setup which operates fully free of cables and tethered wires, letting you freely walk around and operate in your normal way with no restrictions.
Benefits of the wireless setup include:
- Freedom to walk around, train and play your game as you normally would, unrestricted
- Ability to undertake biofeedback (audible tone) training actually on the golf course, taking the feeling and awareness previously only available in the studio onto the course. You can now bridge the gap between the range and the course, seeing what swing changes happen when you face sloping lies, cross winds, dog-leg holes, etc. compared to the more controlled driving range environment.
- 3D analysis and biofeedback can now also be conducted when pitching, chipping and putting.
Watch videos of the wireless system being used and of the recorded software below:
The data is connected to Trackman club and ball tracking data, allowing for correlation of players' patterns and feels. This facilitates a clear understanding of what's affecting what and what needs adjusting to make the greatest gains.
Understanding a golfer's weight transference can provide critical biomechanical feedback, as it helps identify several key factors within the swing, primarily helping produce optimal swing movements, detecting physical restrictions as well as helping reduce injuries.
Typically, longer ball hitters will utilise more of the centre of pressure displacement (weight transference) than shorter hitters. Therefore, by impact their centre of pressure will be closer to the left foot or they will have transferred it over a greater distance from the right side.
Integrated with 3D biomechanical analysis, force plate data can assist the golfer in numerous ways, mainly:
- Detect how your body's movement impacts on the way your weight/pressure moves during the swing
- Highlight how efficiently and effectively you transfer your weight during the swing
- Achieve optimal setup - help achieve correct limb alignment (ankle-knee-hip and shoulder) and fire the key golf muscles which help stabilise and rotate the various body segments during the swing
- Help reduce injury, as well as isolating physical restrictions
- Maximise the benefits of ground reaction forces
- Assist in creating maximum pressure into the ground, helping create compression, lag and increased club head speed
- Help identify the correct footwear/golf shoe
- See how stable your body segments are during your swing. This applies to both full swing and putting
Combining 3D analysis with force plate data allows for the ultimate biomechanical swing assessment, helping the golfer achieve even greater efficiency, repeatability and a pain free body.
3D just added an extra dimension!
We keep right up to date with the latest technological developments across all our systems to keep offering you the best service we possibly can. Latest updates include enhanced force plate software, including:
- realtime centre-of-pressure trace
- split screen facility, allowing for comparison between different swings
- full 3D image, showing pressure and weight distribution across both feet
- updated end-of-session report including all of the force plate data with relevant video and images.
Watch a video of the force plate analysis in action below:
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