261 – inspiring

Who said sport does not give back to society.  This Story of Katherine Switzer is an excellent example in many ways. The other thing about this ABC news story is that I had forgotten it was not all that long ago that women were not allowed to compete in marathon type events. People like Ms Switzer doing makes changes, sitting does not….

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Jim streams from Japan

Over the past week, Jim has been in Kanoya, Japan as a guest of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports (NIFS). While here he streamed one of his CDU lectures live back to Australia. With the expert help of his colleague, Associate Professor Tomohito WADA of NIFS, they streamed in both 2D and (almost) 3D – it was a 360 degree camera that the viewer can have a full view of the room and if viewed on a smart phone, a virtual type view of it.

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Here is Jim looking very cold delivering the lecture

The purpose of the trip was due to being invited by NIFS as a guest lecturer and commentator for the National Institute for Fitness and International Sports Academy, a week long event where international students and academics come together to learn about various aspects of sport. This year had an Olympic theme with perspectives from the coach, athlete, educator, scientist.

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Congratulations James Lee

Congratulations to our SABEL NT director James Lee (and founder of Jim’s Sports Lab) on his recent promotion to Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University and recent publication. Dr. Lee ha…

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Batak Challenge has a new high score

Please check it out here.

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Science in Sport meets Parliament

Last week, under the guiding wisdom of our colleague, Dan James, the inaugural Science and Sport Meets Parliament. This was a Queensland government initiative. Charles Darwin University PhD candidate, Sam Gleadhill represented the university – the only non QLD based uni invited to present. Sam demonstrated what our research is in regards to wearable technology, not only in sport, but also applications into the workplace and migration to animal monitoring too.
Sam also generated quite a bit of interest in the CDU Exercise and Sport Science degree and how we deliver to students outside of the Northern Territory. Thanks Sam

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Yesterday we found ourselves at Queensland’s Parliament House for the annual Science in Parliament event. This year the focus was on Science in Sport and together with our colleagues from the Queensland Academy of Sport we were invited by the Chief Scientist to assemble exhibits through representatives from Universities and Sports Technology businesses. The day was hosted by the Sports minister and Exec director of the QAS Bennett King with a few hundred in attendance…I even spotted my
local state member (hello the honorable Joe Kelly).

IMGP6442.JPGMany thanks to Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (conveniently just next door), Australian Catholic University, University of the Sunshine Coast, James Cook University and even Charles Darwin University (yes they have students across Queensland) for many excellent displays.

IMGP6414.JPGIt was also nice to see our sports technology buddies from organisations like Vald performance, Fusion, Swift, Brisbane Heat and industry body the Australian Sports…

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Looks like Lucy fell from a tree

Here is an interesting article from the ABC news website where it is now said that the skeletal remains from the early hominid, “Lucy” died after falling from a tree. The article is a little bit timely for CDU Funky Anat students where we have been looking at the upper limb over the past couple of weeks and can see what we have been talking about can be applied to palaeontology.

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ASTN-Q sneak peak

Here are the publications from the conference (the next blog down). The Journal of Fitness Research is a fast growing journal and a perfect journal to bring the conference’s theme of sport, technology, and innovation.

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ASTN-Q conference.JPGThanks to the Journal of Fitness research all our academic participants have had their posters from tomorrows (Aug 9th) ASTN-Q Research and Innovation meeting published as journal papers. If you can’t wait till tomorrow have a peek here online and look forward to seeing you all. If you haven’t registered yet theres probably a few seats up the back still 😉

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