Congratulations to Abbas Meamarbashi and colleagues on the founding of the Journal of Advanced Sports Technology, servicing the middle east as well as the international community, it so exciting to see it developing everywhere. Sports Technology really has exploded in the past decade becoming a mainstream role in many sporting organisations and popular through consumer… Read More A New Journal, The Rise And Rise Of Sports Technology
Some time ago I had the opportunity to review an interesting book for MIT press entitled SPORT 2.0 with a complimentary copy turning up in the mail just recently. As someone working in advancing the use of technology in sport, this book provided a refreshing viewpoint of what is happening from a grander perspective. It… Read More Sport 2.0, Where Are We Heading?
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
After 17 years at Griffith University, it’s time to hand back my swipe card and explore other opportunities. It’s been tremendous fun developing the sports engineering and technology disciplines (see Griffith’s SABEL research with impact), working with the elite sports industry, related and consumer industries and leading peak professional bodies like the International Sports Engineering Association,… Read More Adieu Griffith
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
For us here at SABEL our research partnerships are very important, not only for sharing ideas and resources but to also feel a part of a connected tribe. On Monday I headed down to the northern New South Wales town of Lismore to touch base with sports science researcher Jamie Hetherington. We met at a… Read More Southern Cross University And The Liverpool Football Club Academy Visit.
Guest blog by David Rowlands Off to Japan! I was looking forward to catching up with my colleagues and friends in Japan once again. Recently Hugo Espinosa and I presented at the Sports and Human Dynamics Conference 2016 in Yamagata Japan. Whilst it was 38C and humid at home in Brisbane, we were experiencing the cold… Read More Sports And Human Dynamics In Japan
Too many of us know too little about the everyday problems that people with disabilities face in our society – that’s something we want to change – Robert Riener, Director Cybathlon Words cannot express how excited I am for this weekend’s Cybathlon event – held in Zurich on the 8th of October. The Cybathlon is… Read More Man And Machine: The Cybathlon
So after a few weeks break from the Olympics the sporting world’s attention turns back to Rio for the Paralympics. Athletes with disabilities have a beautiful synergism with the technology that enables them to compete. From a sports tech perspective, this means the athletes are working closely with sports engineers to create adaptive technology to… Read More Engineering The Paralympics 2016
The 2016 Rio Olympic games as with the previous games was a great platform for many tech companies to showcase their latest developments. There are radar and camera technologies that capture motion/biomechanics of an athlete on the field and in the pool. There are wearable devices that (also) track motion plus monitor physiological parameters 24/7. They aim to positively… Read More Tracking & Managing Anxiety In Athletes