New Dunk-O-Meter Measures Throwdown Power

Think dunking hasn’t already ruined completely taken over high school, college and pro hoops? Well then you haven’t heard the news out of Clemson, where the college kids there have developed a device that not only measures the intensity of dunks, but also displays the results to fans in real time.

Clemson Dunk Meter

FIRST CUTS and ENGADGET point us to the website Physorg.com website, which breaks down the breakthrough:

The device uses a combination of two accelerometers, which measure acceleration, and the principles of basic physics to allow students to calculate within 15 seconds of the dunk how much energy was imparted to the basketball goal. Measurements appear on the video board almost immediately.

Clemson Dunk-O-Meter

After watching those stupid, fake crowd noise meters at various sports venues over the years, I’m a little skeptical of stuff like this. Read more…