What: Handheld PC for use in
Who: Laird Garner of Virtual Veterans Inc.
Where: Lenexa, Kansas
When: Started in 1999
Laird Garner is out to revolutionize the way coaches train athletes. The 32-year-old hopes his high-tech approach to training will someday score big in the sports industry.
His product, the vCoach, is a portable PC about the size of a clipboard that uses digital video technology to record a golf swing, football tackle or other sports maneuver. Once recorded, coaches can then correct the play by watching side-by-side video clips and drawing directly on the screen.
Now that some major-league teams are using vCoach demo units, perhaps this is the start of something big. Says Garner, "We know the market is ripe."
- Denyse Schmidt Quilts
(800) 621-9017, www.dsquilts.com
- Virtual Veterans Inc.
(913) 438-1707, www.vcoach.net