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.
Force Platforms, Pressure Sensors and Smart Insoles are all capable of performing certain tasks like gait analysis. But they all do it in a different way and there are certain things that are unique for each device.… Read More Do Force Platforms, Pressure Sensors And Smart Insoles Do The Same Thing?
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
Today the Olympics in Rio comes to a close so we thought it would be a good opportunity to point out a few stories showing off the back office sport tech contributions that led to a few medals that we know about. Last year ISEA student member Brock Laschowski won the ISEA student prize. Since… Read More The Engineering Olympics
Now all the SABEL’ers are back from overseas we’ve had a second to take a breath and reflect about our time in Delft at the biannual International Sports Engineering Conference – The Engineering of Sport . What a cracking conference it was! Over 300 delegates with great representation from both industry and academia from all… Read More Recapping ISEA 2016 – The Engineering Sport 11.
We here at SABEL believe the adage that if you have only a hammer the only problems you can solve are with nails holds very true to sports engineering. In sport we face so many different engineering problems, therefore, we see working in multidisciplinary teams as vital for success. For us, it’s pretty simple –… Read More Celebrating Sports Engineering Diversity Part 1: Sports Simulation
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
It seems our latest PhD student Jonathan Shepherd is continuing his wandering ways, finding a way to duck back to Europe for some *cough* skiing research, read on to hear his story… Between the 8th and 13th of March, the International Society for Skiing Safety (ISSS – http://www.isss2015.com/ ) held their 21st congress in the… Read More Jono’s Sports Tech Adventure In Italy
How I went from the snowfields of Victoria, to the Gold Coast and now to England to discover the world of Sports Engineering by Jonathan Shepherd My journey to becoming a sports engineer started 5 years ago in the Victorian ski fields with the simple question, who has the job of designing, testing and engineering snow… Read More Sports Engineering, A personal Journey