Quick Start Guide

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Install StanceBeam App from the Google Play store for Android and Apple Play Store for iOS phone.

      1. After installation, open the StanceBeam App on your smartphone and open “New User? Sign up here!”.
      2. Enter your name, email id, password, confirm password and click on “Proceed”.
      3. Select your dominant hand (Batting style) and Grip Style preference and click on “Sign Up”

Green

           Blinking – The device is powered on and is in advertising mode.          

           Glowing – The device is currently connected with App

Purple

          Blinking – The Device is sending data to the App

Yellow  

           Blinking – The Live session is terminated due to disconnection with App.

           Press power button and connect with the device with App to start session again.

Red

           Blinking – The Device battery is low. Charge the device for at least 2-3 hours before starting the session.

Cyan

           Blinking – Device is in charging mode White Blinking – Device is fully charged. Remove it from the cradle.

To rename sensor, click on the Sensor icon:

    1. Connect with sensor.
    2. Click on sensor icon to open the sensor details.
    3. Click on edit icon to change the name of the sensor.
    4. Enter the name of the sensor (max 10).
    5. Select save.

Sensor will advertise with new name once you rescan after disconnecting.

You can set individual goals for four features from “Goals” screen:

  • BackList Angle
  • BackLift Direction
  • Speed
  • Bat Face Angle

These goals are monitored through-out the session and each swing is compared with set goals. You can see the goals selected in individual swing data as well as in progress bar.

Click on “Profile” from main menu to go to profile screen.

You can see your registration details, total session time and total swings played.

You can manage profile by selecting edit button to change password or dominant hand preference.

You can also manage Bats and Pitch from this screen.

Yes, to see the swings data in real time you need to connect with mobile and keep it in 20 meter range during the session.

Yes, StanceBeam sensor is designed to capture all kind of swings including unorthodox shots. There is a possibility that 3D simulation of these kind of swings is not created. But rest of the features like Speed, Impact, Back-Lift, DownSwing and Follow Through angles and Power are captured for every swing.

Yes, StanceBeam App asks about your dominant hand during the registration process, which is then used for further analytics.

Player can change this from User Profile anytime.

Select the “Progress” bar from session summary screen.

Progress screen opens which displaces two charts:

  1. Progress chart of BackLift, Downswing and Follow Through angle with goal selected.
  2. Progress chart of speed as the session progress.

To compare session with another session:

    1. Click on the “Compare” icon on session screen.
    2. List of sessions is opened. Select the session which you want to compare.
    3. Comparison screen is opened, comparing the data two sessions.

To compare swing with another swing follow the steps:

    1. Open swing you want to compare.
    2. Click on “Compare” icon on left bottom corner.
    3. Browse to the swing you want to compare with and select the same “Session—> Swing”.
    4. Comparison screen is opened.

Session can be deleted from “Sessions” history screen. Swipe the session you want to delete towards left. You can see delete icon of the left corner. Click on the delete icon and the session is deleted.

You can delete the swing from the swings list screen by doing long press.

StanceBeam Analytics Engine has logic to identify impact of the bat and ball during the swing.

Played swing is the shot in which contact with ball was detected.

Missed swing is the shot in which impact with ball was not detected.

You can view each swing data for all saved session from session summary screen.

Click on “Swings” from the top bar menu. You can see the list of swings in descending order. You can also check played and missed swings separately.

You can share the report by clicking on share icon at button of the report to email id or social media.

Click on generate report and select the format like pdf, csv or image.

Select email icon and enter email id to share the report.

To generate the session report, select “Generate report” from session summary screen.

You can share this report by clicking on share icon at button of the report to email id or social media.

Report is shared in pdf, csv or image format as per the selection.

To view session summary, select the session from “Sessions” history screen.

Session summary screen is opened with 3 tabs:

  • Summary
  • Swings
  • Progress

To view players session history you must click on “Sessions” from bottom menu bar.

You can see the list of the sessions played in descending order by date.

You can pause session by clicking on pause icon from bottom left corer of “Live” screen.

To stop the session, select the stop icon from button right corner of “Live” screen.

You will see screen with options:

  1. Stop and Save – Session is stopped and session data is stored in history. You can view session report by selecting session from “Sessions” screen.
  2. Stop and Discard – Session is stopped but data is not stored.
  3. Continue – You can continue playing the session.

Some of the reasons why Sensor will not capture swings are:

  1. There is threshold Bat Speed limit set for StanceBeam Striker to identify Bat swings. The threshold is minimum speed 14 Km/Hr for Standard bat and a minimum of 10 Km/Hr with Bat Size 1.  Any swing with lower speeds than the threshold will not be accounted as a Bat Swing but treated a slow defended shot or Bat tapping.
  2. StanceBeam Striker may also miss detecting a Swings if the distance between Sensor and connected Mobile is more than 20 meters. StanceBeam sensor is designed to work efficiently a with-in range of 20 meters.
  3. One of the reason could be that you have installed the sensor in opposite direction on Bat or it is not properly aligned to the spine of the bat. Make sure the Mount and device marking is aligned towards the spine of the bat (back side). Check this video to know how to install and align the sensor to the spine of the bat – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTHVgWOYyR8.
  4. StanceBeam Striker detects swing with a gap of minimum 6 seconds between each swing. In case you are taking swings at a faster pace (less than 6 seconds), swings may get missed.

You can try the following steps for any swing capture issues:

    1. Charge the device till LED starts blinking white.
    2. Put the device in the mount. Make sure the markings on device and mount are aligned towards the spine of the Bat.
    3. If App has not captured any swing, then kill the app and open again.
    4. Connect the device.
    5. Take Pitch Orientation. If the LED starts blinking blue then the device is working fine.
    6. Start session.
    7. Take a swing.

If you are still facing issue send email to support@stancebeam.com

To start live session the StanceBeam has to be connected with the sensor. You can start session from “Play Screen”.

  1. Select the Bat you are playing with. You can use the default bat as well with standard size.
  2. Select Pitch orientation where you are playing. Or add new one if Pitch Orientation is not added earlier.
  3. Click on “Start Session” and sensors starts motoring and capturing your swings.

You can manage your bat details from the “Play” or “Profile” screens. We currently have added few brands and models in our database which you can select from if you are using Bat from these brands. Otherwise you can add your bat details by filling the Add bat form.

In case of custom bat, you can add details by selecting “custom bat”

From Play Screen:

Click on plus (+) icon in the Bat details on “Play” screen if you have not added any bat earlier or list icon.

  1. Select Brand, Model of the Bat you are using and enter name of your bat.
  2. StanceBeam app automatically pulls the details depending on the model selected.
  3. If you have custom bat then select Custom bat from the drop down menu and enter weight and height of the bat and click “Save Bat”.

From Profile Screen:

  1. Go to profile screen by selecting “Profile” from menu.
  2. Click on bats list icon.
  3. List of all added bats is displayed. You can delete or add new bat from this screen.

StanceBeam App needs appropriate length and weight of the Bat you are using to calculate accurate swing measurements like the Speed and Power etc of each swing. These measurements are based on the type of bat you are using and grip position.

StanceBeam Analytics Engine requires bat details like length, weight to accurately calculate  the speed, power and to better understand your technique.

  1. Click on plus icon in the Bat details on “Play” screen if you have not added any bat earlier or list icon.
  2. Select Brand, Model of the Bat you are using and enter name of your bat.
  3. StanceBeam app automatically pulls the details of the bat.
  4. If you have custom bat then select Custom bat from the drop down menu and enter weight and height of the bat and select “Save Bat”.
  5. Click back button to come back to “Play” screen.

To view and select pitch orientation taken earlier, click on the list icon on the Pitch card on “Play” screen.

List of all the previous pitch details is displayed. You can select any of the pitch to play session and click back button to come back to “Play” screen.

You can delete any previous stored Pitch Orientation from the Pitch details page.

  1. Select the list icon at the right corner of Pitch details.
  2. List of pitches saved earlier is displayed in “Saved Pitch Orientation” screen.
  3. Click delete icon against the pitch which you want to delete and select confirm on pop-up.

To take pitch orientation, StanceBeam App has to be connected with the sensor placed on the bat.

  1. From home screen click on “Take Pitch Orientation”.
  2. Place the bat pointing towards the bowler end, parallel to the stumps and click “Take Pitch Orientation”.
  3. App automatically starts taking the data and progress bar is shown.  Success message is displayed when the orientation is completed.
  4. You can store this Pitch Orientation with the ground or academy name to reuse in future.
  5. If you are playing in same nets and all the nets are in same direction, you can reuse any previous pitch orientation taken from any of the nets earlier.

Before you start session, you have to add the Pitch orientation (Direction) that is used by StanceBeam Analytics Engine.

Pitch Orientation (Direction) is important for StanceBeam Analytics Engine for obtaining the most accurate swing parameters like BackLift Direction, Hit Direction and for 3D simulation.

Connection error mostly occurs when App is trying to connect when device is out of range. Device should be in 20 metres range to mobile for successful connection.

Another reason could be that the device is not charged. Device automatically goes in power off mode if the battery level is low. Charge the device for at least 2-3 hours and then try to connect again.

Before connection make sure you have latest StanceBeam app installed on your mobile.

  1. Power on device by pressing power button for 3 seconds. Green LED should start blinking when device is powered on.
  2. Open StanceBeam App on your mobile and Click the device icon on app. That opens the scan screen with list of devices.
  3. The device name “StanceBeam” should appear in scan list.
  4. Select the sensor name on list to connect.
  5. Sensor then connects with the App and you can see the device in connected status on home screen.

You can check the device details like Battery level, firmware version etc by clicking on device icon once it is connected.

You can also rename the sensor once connected to recognise your device when there are more device in vicinity of the mobile.

The calibration could fail if the device is not properly rotated as per required calibration motion.  Another reason could be that the number of rotations were too low. Watch the video < Link> and calibrate again with steps given in app.

If calibration fails after following the steps, please send us email support@stancebeam.com

Once connected first time sensor needs to be calibrated. Calibration is required to do proper analytics of your swings.

  1. Click on Calibrate on pop up.
  2. Hold the device in your hand and rotate it as per the animation on the App.
  3. Click “Start” when you are ready to calibrate.
  4. Keep rotating the device for 30 seconds. Timer on App will show the calibration progress.
  5. On completion you will see calibration success message on screen.

StanceBeam use Magnetometer which acts as digital compass and used to calculate the orientation and heading of the device. Magnetometer works on principal of measuring the earth’s magnetic field which varies from location to location. Therefore the magnetometer needs to be calibrated accordingly to give accurate readings.

StanceBeam App has user friendly UI to guide the user how to calibrate the device. It guides the user to calibrate the device when connected first time with StanceBeam App. Calibrated magnetometer values are stored and tracked to guide user if the calibration is required again.

StanceBeam App needs Grip position to accurately calculate swing parameters.

There are 3 types of grip positions:

Low – Holding the bat from the bottom of the handle

Medium – Holding the bat from middle of the handle

High – Holding the bat from the top of the handle

Each of these positions have their own advantages and disadvantages and depend on individual style player follows. Low grip allow player better control to play cut or pull shots whereas medium and high gives better control to play drives.

      1. Open the StanceBeam App on your smartphone and open “New User? Sign up here!”.
      2. Enter your name, email id, password, confirm password and click on “Proceed”.
      3. Select your dominant hand (Batting style) and Grip Style preference and click on “Sign Up”

Open Google Play on Android or App Store in iOS mobile.

      1. Search ‘StanceBeam’ in search bar.
      2. Select download and install app on your mobile.
      3. After installation, open the StanceBeam App on your smartphone and open “New User? Sign up here!”.

Insert the StanceBeam Striker Sensor into the Bat mount in an unlocked position and rotate it clockwise with the key to lock the sensor into the Bat mount.

Make sure the marking on the device is aliened to marking on bat mount in locked position. Both the markings should be pointing towards the spine of the bat.

Bat mount is designed to go on smoothly on standard width bat handles. Some of the bat handle have higher width at top and edges are not smoothen which makes it difficult to install the mount.

We recommend to use sandpaper to smoothen the edges and try to install the mount again.

  1. Wrap the rubber mount on the top of the handle. Align the marking on the mount to the spine of the bat (back side).
  2. Hold the mount with one hand and tap at the top of the mount. Keep tapping till the surface plate touches the touches the top of the handle. Make sure the markings are aligned to spine of the bat.
  3. Align the sensor marking to the mount and insert it into the mount.
  4. Use the key to lock the sensor on bat by rotating it in clockwise direction.
  5. Make sure the marking on mount and sensor are pointing towards the spine of the bat.

One of the reason why sensor is not powering on is that it is not charged and out of battery.We recommend to put the device on charging and see cyan LED blinks when device is in charging mode on cradle. Once device is charged press power button for 3 seconds to turn in on.

Press power button on the device for 3 seconds to turn it on. Green LED starts blinking once it is on and you can see the device in scan list.

  1. Remove your device and charging cradle from packaging and Plug the charging dock into power adapter (not provided).
  2. Place your StanceBeam Striker on the cradle and lock it by rotating it clockwise. Marking on device should be alined to the marking on cradle.
  3. Cyan LED should start blinking when the device is in charging mode. It takes 2.5-3 hours to fully charge the device.
  4. Device is fully charged when white LED starts blinking.
      1. Before powering on the device we recommend you to charge the device for at least 2-3 hours. Device is fully charged when white LED starts blinking.
      2. To power on you StanceBeam Striker Sensor, press power button for 3 seconds.
      3. The Green LED starts blinking which means your device is powered on and is in advertising mode.
      4. Once powered on, you can scan the device in STANCEBEAM app and device should appear in scan list.
      5. Device automatically goes in sleep mode if not connected with App within 4 minutes to save the battery of the device.

BackLift direction is the direction of the bat at start of the backLift or when shot is triggered. It is the angle (measured in degrees) between the stumps and the bat.

There are two techniques followed by the professionals called Straight BackLift Technique and Lateral BackLift Technique.

Straight BackLift Technique – The technique emphasised taking the bat directly over the middle stump.

Lateral BackLift Angle – The lateral batting BackLift technique is one in which the bat is lifted laterally in the direction of second slip. Using this technique, both the toe of the bat and face of the bat point directly towards the off-side (usually between slips and point).

Bat Face is the angle (measure in degrees) at which Bat is opened towards Leg or Off Side at start of the BackLift.

It is the time (in seconds) from start of downswing until the impact of the bat with ball.The time difference of start of downswing with impact time gives time to impact.

Follow Through is the angle (measured in degrees) from the impact to the finish of the swing. It is the extension of the downswing or swing of the bat after hitting the ball.

Downswing is angle (measured in degrees) between the start of downswing to the point where bat makes an impact with ball.

BackLift angle (measured in degrees) is the max horizontal angle achieved during the back-lift motion before the start the downswing.

Max Speed is measure in kilometre per hour (KPH) of the max velocity attained during the swing of the bat at sweet spot.
Speed at Impact is measure in kilometre per hour (KPH) of the velocity of the bat at sweet spot when the bat impacts the ball.

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