Category Archives: ASTN-Q

SABEL ‘research with impact’ interview

Here’s an interview piece on SABEL, put together for the Griffith University research with impact campaign feature on SABEL. Watch for Jono in tights, to somewhat relieve the monotone discourse from the interview subject 😉

You can follow the story through the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions page as well.digitalchamp-vision6-header.jpg



Science in Sport meets Parliament


Yesterday we found ourselves at Queensland’s Parliament House for the annual Science in Parliament event. This year the focus was on Science in Sport and together with our colleagues from the Queensland Academy of Sport we were invited by the Chief Scientist to assemble exhibits through representatives from Universities and Sports Technology businesses. The day was hosted by the Sports minister and Exec director of the QAS Bennett King with a few hundred in attendance…I even spotted my
local state member (hello the honorable Joe Kelly).

IMGP6442.JPGMany thanks to Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (conveniently just next door), Australian Catholic University, University of the Sunshine Coast, James Cook University and even Charles Darwin University (yes they have students across Queensland) for many excellent displays.


IMGP6414.JPGIt was also nice to see our sports technology buddies from organisations like Vald performance, Fusion, Swift, Brisbane Heat and industry body the Australian Sports Technologies Network show us their latest offerings.  The QAS were out in force with lots of really interactive sports activity displays (some of them manned by SABELers in disguise). It was a great opportunity to gather on speakers green to catchup with those in the community we haven’t seen for a while. Chief Scientist Geoff Garret led an interesting panel session on the role of Science in Sport and we were delighted when the sports minister announced ‘the sport science challenge’ funding scheme through the Advance Queensland programme.  If you checkout the QAS facebook page you can see the chief scientist getting his VO2max checked  on a rowing ergo too, pictured below shows another professional in action


Sports Technology at Griffith – A little promo piece on SABEL from our University

Griffith University Research with Impact SABEL Labs.pngHere’s a little article Griffith University wrote on SABEL Labs and our work over the last decade ( It’s certainly been a lot of fun and we are looking forward to where the next 10 years takes us. The work is due in no small part to our postgraduate students,  post docs and staff , collaborators from the QAS/AIS,  other sports organisations like the ASTN and university partners around the globe. We are really excited to be helping host the International Sports Engineering Conference in Brisbane in 2018 (, after a long association with the ISEA its exciting to be playing a role in the international community in this way.

ISEA 2018 conference, Brisbane Australia

Here are some of the thesis projects :

Andy Stamm, Velocity and arm symmetry investigations in freestyle swimming using accelerometry: Data collection, analysis and feature extraction, 2012

Ajay Sarkar, Bat swing analysis in cricket, 2013

Yahya T. Qassim, FPGA: Design and Implementation of wavelet coherence signals for EEG signals, 2013

Jono Neville, Application of GPS and inertial motion units to elite AFL athletes, 2014

James Lee, The Use of Inertial Sensor Technology to Assess Gait Characteristics, 2010

Alan Lai, Applications of accelerometers in the sport of rowing, 2011

Amin Ahmadi, using MEMS inertial sensors to monitor and assess the performance of tennis serve, 2010

Jason Harding, Technological performance assessment innovation for elite-level snowboarding, 2010

Andrew Wixted, In-situ athlete monitoring: data collection, interpretation and feature extraction, 2007

Adrian Diery, Novel applications of the wavelet transform for analysis of P waves in clinical ECG recordings

Matthew Fraser, Innovative techniques for extending the range and node limits in Bluetooth based wireless sensor networks, 2006
Neil Davey, Acquisition and analysis of aquatic stroke data from an accelerometer based system, 2004

ASTN-Q sneak peak

ASTN-Q conference.JPGThanks to the Journal of Fitness research all our academic participants have had their posters from tomorrows (Aug 9th) ASTN-Q Research and Innovation meeting published as journal papers. If you can’t wait till tomorrow have a peek here online and look forward to seeing you all. If you haven’t registered yet theres probably a few seats up the back still 😉



ASTN-Q: Call for paper now open!

ASTN-Q_Conference_2016_-_FitnessResearch_edu_au.pngFollowing on from our announcement of the ASTN-Q Event Aug 9th: Research & Innovation in Sports Technology August 9th, Queensland Sports Athletics Centre our call for papers (2 page short report) is now open until the end of June (June 30th). All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Fitness research. All papers must accompanied by a poster to be presented on the day and and conform to Journal guidelines.

Submit your paper today at


RSVP here