An Interactive Table Tennis Trainer That Tracks Play and Displays Targets and Statistics

The Table Tennis Trainer by Thomas Mayer is an interactive display projected on a ping pong table that can track the motions of the ball and players. It is also capable of displaying targets for players to shoot for and tracking their gameplay statistics over time.

The basic idea of my bachelor thesis was to track the ping pong ball in realtime to create data visualisations for trainers and players. After a few weeks of working I started developing a projected mapped interface for the ping pong table to show the collected data. By projecting game obstacles on the surface I figured out that I can change the game play totally.

TTT Rig Wide Shot

TTT Statistics Display

TTT Ball Tracker GIF

TTT Targets GIF

images via Thomas Mayer

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.