Dealing With The Heat

On top of ensuring proper hydration and sticking to safety guidelines (mostly common sense), there are a number of cooling strategies and technologies that could keep athletes cool, which then prevents heat illnesses, and ultimately helps maintain performance.… Read More Dealing With The Heat

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Innovation = Creativity + Implementation

I came across this neat equation doing a subject led by Bob Sutton at Stanford.  It resonated with me, in part because I’ve been wrestling with whats the difference between research and innovation,  and how they contribute to the knowledge economy. The knowledge economy being something Australia would like to have in addition to ‘we… Read More Innovation = Creativity + Implementation

Australia’s Sports Tech Community On Show

Last Friday the AIS Arena in Canberra played host to the inaugural Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) industry showcase and executive lunch – and what event it was! There were around 30 exhibits from a diverse range of industries showing off their diverse range of products and services. The multidisciplinary nature of the Australian Sports… Read More Australia’s Sports Tech Community On Show

Wearable Technology The Number 1 Trend In Fitness For 2016.

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.

Designing Sports Technology For Optimal Performance: Are We Hitting The Mark?

Ever wondered if the technology we use to shape an athletes’ performance gives the best ability for motor learning? Well in essence that is one question of my PhD research topic. Sigrist and colleagues [1] in 2012 performed a literature review targeted at feedback mechanisms for motor learning. Their whole literature review was summed up,… Read More Designing Sports Technology For Optimal Performance: Are We Hitting The Mark?

“Digital Strategy Is Lacking In Australian Sport”

Last year around this time we hosted Alex Mednis from Sydney based reveloutioniseSPORT at our Australian Sports Technology Network Queensland event. He recently penned (see below for an excerpt) a thought-provoking article for LinkedIn as a reflection on technological change, and pace of change in Australia’s sporting bodies. See the full article at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-strategy-lacking-australian-sport-alex-mednis Thanks, Alex and look… Read More “Digital Strategy Is Lacking In Australian Sport”