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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
Here is a blog from our friends at Sports Technology about today’s Research and Innovation in Sports Technology. Jim’s Sports Lab is proud to have been actively involved with a sponsored award for the best student poster. Rex Whiticker was the worthy winner.
Other highlights were Nicole McLeod’s and Sam Gleadhill’s papers being accepted for the half day conference and associated publication in the Journal of Fitness Research. Sam is a PhD student working on developing sensors for monitoring safe lifting in gyms and in working environments. Nicole is a current CDU undergrad who has shown her skills in research and writing – another PhD in the making???
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