Developing IMU (motion) sensors for a custom application in sports has become easier in the last 10 years. Here’s a look at some options available for makers now.
The sprint kayak tech survey we ran almost 6 months ago revealed some interesting nuggets of information.… Read More The Kayak Tech Survey Outcome
Technologies used for monitoring training has evolved over the years. What do most people in the sport of sprint kayaking use? We are here to find out.… Read More Technologies Used To Monitor Training In Sprint Kayaking [Survey]
Roughly 4 years ago, I wrote a post about crowdsourcing sports innovation – how sports companies and organisations were inviting people with ideas to step forward and pitch their innovations. Fast forward to 2017, the ways of generating new sports tech ideas have grown and evolved. From sports hackathons to accelerators, incubators, and Meetups, and online communities… Read More Accelerating Sports Technology Development And Innovation
Developing smart sports garments does come with its challenges. Other than the technical aspects, it also needs to be designed with the users in mind.… Read More The Challenges Of Making Smart Sports Garments
Yesterday I got out of SABEL Labs and jumped (literally) in front of the TV cameras – filming for an upcoming segment on SCOPE TV. The segment was showing off our new Virtual Reality track cycling simulator, which we’ve made in conjunction with the Griffith University IDEA LAB. The simulator is modelled off… Read More Unveiling The VR Cycling Simulator: SCOPE TV
At the most recent wearable technology conference in Melbourne, we had speakers from industry and industry all weighing in on the latest developments of wearables. I had as conference chair the at times challenging task of facilitating an emerging debate on whether ‘product’ should be rushed to market, or first scientifically validated and then released to market. Not… Read More Validate Or Get It To Market?
We wrote the following piece for Telit’s Internet of things executive handbook it was nice to take a broader view of the context of what’s happening in sport. James, DA. (2016) Wearable Technology in Sport: An exemplar of the Internet of Things A. Bufalino (Ed.) In Internet of things executive handbook (pp 48-49), Telit Communications, Germany… Read More A Little Piece For The Internet Of Things (IoT) On Sports Wearables
The results of the 10th yearly American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2016 are in. No surprise to us here at SABEL Labs, but Wearable technology has leapt into the water this year emerging as the leading trend in fitness. The ACSM defined a trend as a “general development… Read More Wearable Technology The Number 1 Trend In Fitness For 2016.
I was asked recently to undertake an economic forecast of wearable technologies. Not only is it interesting, but it also the bread and butter of SABEL Labs so its kind of useful to know where it’s all going. I was astounded to learn its a $US7B industry already and growing. One of the challenges is… Read More Wearable Technology – An Economic Forecast