An athletic implement swing training and correction system includes a computer controlled mechanical manipulation mechanism for controlling the position and orientation of the athletic implement within a predetermined swing path geometry. The predetermined athletic implement swing path position and orientation is tailored to the physiology of the individual athlete from a collection of swing path geometries. A system of computer controlled position control actuators guide the swing of the student athlete through a tailored swing path geometry. Deviations from the tailored swing path geometry result in force feedback to the student athlete in direct relation to the amount of deviation from the tailored swing path position and implement orientation.
Barr L. Baynton; William C. Flannigan