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.
It looks like an interesting article tonight on ABCtv’s 4Corners. Leading into the Olympics and a comprehensive coverage of the drugs issue – from all angles. Here is a link to the ABCnews article that introduces the tv program.
For those who cannot make it to Sam’s presentation at either CDU or GU, here is a link the the stream I am not sure how it is set up, but it may not be available until 15 mins before the start
SABEL Lab’s Jono Shepherd was on the TV science show “Scope”. A pretty good review of technology in sport. Great stuff Jono
Physiolytics and Jim’s Sports Lab team member, Sam Gleadhill is presenting his PhD confirmation of candidature this Friday (24 June). For anyone interested at CDU, please come to Red6 Room 1.01 for a 9.30 start. Griffith attendees, please go to Bray Centre Room N54_2.06 (10.00 am QLD time). This will be an interesting presentation with a combination of Sports Science and Sports Technology. I encourage you all to turn up and support Sam and see the adventure he is taking.
Inertial sensor applications to monitor power and the NIOSH lifting equation during resistance exercise.
This confirmation of candidature presents a research proposal to validate new methods of assessing human movement parameters during a simulated work task using inertial sensors. The purpose of this research is to assess the validity of inertial sensors to be implemented in occupational settings to provide accurate, quantifiable information of resistance exercise movement patterns. The first aim of this research is to automate the NIOSH Lifting Equation with inertial sensors, by monitoring the agreement between inertial sensors, three dimensional motion capture and manual measurements. The second aim is to measure the validity of inertial sensors to monitor peak and average power, by testing the agreement between inertial sensors and gold standard methods of power monitoring. The third aim is to test the agreement between inertial sensors placed on the skin and inertial sensors embedded in clothing. It is hypothesised that inertial sensors will have a high agreement with the higher standard methods of monitoring these parameters of human movement. It is anticipated that this research will lead to a minimum of five publications to report validation results. Statistical validations will be undertaken using a Will Hopkins Typical Error of the Estimate, with a Pearson’s correlation and a Bland Altman Limits of Agreement analysis. This research will provide a foundation for inertial sensors to be applied for quantitative activity recognition of resistance exercise and safe lifting practices in occupational settings.