This is a post about some big changes ahead for Sports Technology Blog and a bit of reminiscing about the past. Starting out as a platform for sharing sports engineering research, it has slowly stepped into the commercial space and now it is becoming the trusted source of info for all emerging sports and health tech products. #watchthisspace
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]
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?
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
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
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