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
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
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
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.
So last week a photographer turned up at SABEL labs and asked us what we had been up to. Here’s a nice story the university wrote about us: When it comes to recording accurate performance data for elite athletes, GPS technology can’t keep up, a Griffith researcher claims. Instead, SABEL Labs has developed SABEL Sense,… Read More New Sports Technology Provides A GPS Alternative
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  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?
The Sports Analytic Conference 2015 was a great event held on a chilly day in Melbourne on Friday last week. It was exciting to hear presentations and meet with people from startups, international companies, technology investing firms, and other people researching in the space. It gave the conference a friendly yet dynamic atmosphere. Personally, I… Read More Data, Data Everywhere #SAC2015
While GPS is a popular tool in team sports its probably an overkill for most applications. I mean knowing exactly where you are standing on the planet is useful and all if you are lost. However if your interest is primarily in sporting performance then the derivative information like how fast you are running, for how… Read More SABEL Sense Tracks Athletes Without GPS
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”
A month ago we caught up with the chaps at Digital Queensland who provide Business insights for the Queensland Business community and State Government. Their topic of interest was digital disruption and naturally, sports and health monitoring was an area of interest. Unfortunately, there was a camera there to catch the mums and errs as… Read More Digital Disruption and Sports Technology