2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of Visual Training in College Baseball Players

William B. Wright*, Brendan L. Boyle, and Nathan T. Komar
Ms. Michelle Boyd and Dr. Jay M. Bauman, Faculty Mentors

The objective of this study is to determine if a mobile app improves vision and baseball-related skills of baseball players. 19 collegiate baseball players were tested using a pitching machine. 40 baseballs were marked with one of four different colored dots in four different spots on each ball. From the batter’s box, the subject was asked to watch and identify the color of the dots of the pitch before the ball reached the backstop. Responses of the subjects were recorded and evaluated. Ten subjects were randomly selected for the GlassesOff vision training treatment group. This group was instructed to train three times per week for three months, and log their training. At this time, results have not yet been acquired. Post-testing will occur within the next two weeks and data will be compared to that of the pre-testing values. Final results concerning the effectiveness of the app will be formulated.

Keywords: Baseball, Vision, Training, Athletic, Exercise, Science, Sport, GlassesOff

Topic(s):Athletic Training
Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 104-1
Location: MG 1098
Time: 8:00

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