CricketCoach is a smart system that creates awareness of the hand-grip force for cricket players. A custom Force-Sensitive Resistor (FSR) matrix was developed and attached to the bat’s handle to sense the gripping. Two wristbands, incorporating vibration motors, provide feedback that helps non-expert users to understand the relative forces exerted by each hand while performing a stroke. A preliminary user study was conducted to collect first insights. The results show that both, binary vibration as well as vibration patterns improved the execution of batting strikes significantly. This work has been submitted and accepted at the Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019) and will be presented in March this year in Reims, France.


  • Muthukumarana S., Matthies, D.J.C., Weerasinghe, C. Elvitigala, D.S., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019). CricketCoach: Towards Creating a Better Awareness of Gripping Forces for Cricketers. In Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019), March 11–12, 2019, Reims, France. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]