Taking The Guess Work Out Of Shooting Pool

I can barely remember owning a pool table during the 15 years we had a house in Quogue. Many of my guests used it all the time. I didn’t go near the table because it was as foreign to me as speaking Latin.

When we sold the house, the new owners bought the fancy pool table. I haven’t thought much about that table in 20 years until I heard about PoolLiveAid, a project by Luis Sousa, Ricardo Alves, and J.M.F Rodrigues of University of the Algarve, Portugal. 

PoolLiveAid turns everyone into a pool shark. Making use of a ceiling mounted camera, PoolLiveAid reads the borders of the table, location of the cue ball, and the angle of the pool cue. Then it makes a professional-type calculation and projects a path right on the table. 
That doesn’t necessarily turn you into a pro, but it certainly gives you a major advantage. The invention is still in beta form but let’s hope it becomes a reality very soon. Price? To be determined. 

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