In case this is the first time you have chanced upon the Sports Technology Blog, WELCOME! Sports Technology Blog has been around the interwebs for roughly 8 years and we have a bit of an announcement to make. But before we go there, I would like to share a little about how this place/platform started.
Originally founded by Dan James, he wanted to use this platform to share some of the Sports Engineering research he was involved in (at Griffith Uni), to share research-related news and events and to share some of his thoughts (Dan’s rants). Although he was mostly based in Queensland, his research interests have led him across the globe (through ISEA and other sports research networks) and allowed him to make some meaningful connections in Japan. He later formed a research group called SABEL and they built a bunch of sensors and tools for monitoring lots of sports and non-sports activities. He also convinced some of his colleagues and research students to contribute to the blog where they gave their perspectives of their lab and field work. Not before long, the invitation to be a contributor extended beyond Queensland to other parts of Australia and occasionally the world.
Research To Marketplace
Eight years on, different contributors have jumped on (and off) this platform and the number and type of stories/articles published here have grown and evolved. There have still been elements of research in the articles written, but there is a growing focus on the marketplace needs and identifying research and innovation that can make an impact on the end user. So as we look ahead beyond twenty eighteen, we see the potential for the growth of Sports Technology Blog in the commercial space and the opportunity to be a curator and reviewer of tech products that could make a difference to athletes of all levels.
So what is Sports Technology Blog doing?
There are tonnes of sports technology products that pop up onto the scene continually and it can be difficult to sift through all of it and find the right one that suits an individual’s needs. So we have gathered a unique mix of experts in sports, exercise science and technology to test and review how various products work and how best to use them to get the results you want.
What we have done with the site now isn’t that much different (for now) but we did create a few categories including:
- Sports Technology (which reviews different types of technologies used in sports)
- Product Reviews (which contains reviews of specific products after we test them)
- Research (articles or stories about research in sports)
- Product Development (articles about developing technologies for sports and health)
- News & Events (covering events and news about sports technology or products)
- [Coming soon] Guides & Tips (tips on getting the most out of different sports technology products)
It is still a work in progress and we are always striving towards making it better. But definitely watch this space (subscribe if you haven’t) because things are happening behind the scenes as we write this. In the meantime, do scroll through the blog and feel free to leave us a note on the comments sections or contact us here. Onwards!