Kansas City, MO (March 10, 2016) — EON Sports VR, the world’s leading virtual reality sports training company, today announced a partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays. The new relationship represents one of a handful of MLB teams to leverage virtual reality in their training.
Specifically, the Rays will be using EON Sports’ proprietary technology for batting practice. Players can step into an Icube simulator and experience the exact pitch velocity, movement, spin rate, and flight of the ball that you would face from a major league pitcher.
During the season, the Rays will be able to take advantage of the technology to increase repetitions in a game-like, virtual environment without enduring the physical wear-and-tear that comes with hours of traditional batting practice.
“Baseball represents a huge opportunity for virtual reality and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Tampa Bay Rays,” said EON Sports VR CEO, Brendan Reilly. “Nothing can replace the at-bat experience, but our technology enables players to maximize repetitions and their performance in the batters’ box. This is invaluable technology for teams looking to gain a competitive edge against their opponents. “The Rays aren’t the only baseball players benefitting from the cutting edge technology. Youth and high school athletes can get simulated repetitions with EON’s Project OPS Strike Zone Awareness training simulator. More information here: http://eonsportsvr.com/product/pre-order-projheadset-bundle/
About EON Sports VR
EON Sports VR is the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider for sports performance training. Established in 2013, EON Sports VR uses cutting edge visualization software to help coaches coach, and athletes get better. EON Sports VR technology is currently helping athletes in the MLB, NFL, Big 10, SEC, ACC, Pac 12, Big 12 and MAC conferences, as well as hundreds of youth and high school teams. EON Sports VR is the only developer of a simulator that can be powered by the smartphone, and currently works with thousands of athletes nationwide as part of their daily training regimen. For more information, visit www.eonsportsvr.com.