Team Barlow Strong Partners with Northwestern University to Develop an Adaptive Baseball Pitching Machine

By: MBA Mortgage Corp
Bob and Jake Playing Ball
Bob and Jake Playing Ball
QUINCY, Mass. - Oct. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Team Barlow Strong is thrilled to announce that they have partnered with researchers at Northwestern University to develop an adaptive baseball pitching machine.

Team Barlow Strong is named after dedicated business man and family man, Bob Barlow. Among other things, Bob was a true American patriot, having served in the Iraqi war. After leaving the military, Bob suffered a devastating spinal injury during a family vacation, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. But did this not slow him down.

Showing his strength and determination, Bob, along with his wife Stacie and two children, Jake and Reese, continued with his life, albeit with necessary adaptations.

One of these adaptions deals with his son. Jake loves baseball, and Bob is determined to help his son practice and succeed in this sport. But to be able to do this, Bob needs a machine that is adapted specifically to his unique condition and needs.

Enter Northwestern University. Together, Team Barlow Strong and Northwestern University are working to develop this project. It aims to take an off-the-shelf pitching machine and adapt it so that Bob can continue to do what he loves – spending time with his son. To accomplish this, the adaptive baseball machine must:
  • Be independently operated.
  • Have multi-ball storage capability.
  • Allow for different pitching speeds.
  • Enable ease of mobility with a pressure-based switch.
  • Allow for quick assembly.
Together, Team Barlow Strong and Northwestern University are working tirelessly on creating the prototype that can enable the adaptive baseball pitching machine to come to fruition.

About Team Barlow Strong

For more information about Team Barlow Strong, to send messages, or simply to stay aware of progress, visit their Facebook page at Team Barlow Strong.

Source:MBA Mortgage Corp
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