Welcome to the Queensland Sports Technology Cluster

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The use and application of engineering practice and technology in sports and medicine is growing daily. Technology has transformed many areas of our lives and now is used to assist sports people and athletes develop their skills and performance further.

Based at the site of the 1982 Commonwealth games we have a long history of Sports and Biomedical Engineering technology based activities through our primary partners (Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications, Griffith University and the Queensland Academy of Sport together with other partners.

The cluster was founded and coordinated by Dr. Daniel James, and has produced innovative solutions, often developing them from prototype to mass market devices and has already helped Australia's athletes and keen to work with new partners in the sports and health technology domain.

University students and researchers if you are interested in doing Work Experience, an Internship or a hiher degree such as a masters or docterate, find and more in our sports research page

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July, '10 Heading North for the Winter

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Well pretty chilly times in Brisbane at the moment - its down below 10deg at times, so the smart money is on heading to the Northern hemisphere for the winter. more info...


June, '10 Autumn Adventures in Sport

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Well what a busy few months for PhD completions, getting going on our iPhone projects, travelling for resarch and a whole lot of publishing as well. more info...


April, '10 Sports Technology and New Scientist article

new scientist Congratulations Amin Ahmadi on having your article entitled Towards a wearable device for skill assessment and skill acquisition of a tennis player during the first servepublished in Sports Technology and also being featured in this months new Scientist magazine more info...


Mar, '10 Hockey gets a boost

apple university consortiumWhat has Mel Tremayne second years Sports Engineering student been up to in the holidays? Trying out some new technology for hockey..Thats what and its to be published! more info...


Mar, '10, iPhone@AUC

apple university consortiumCongratulations Dr. David Rowlands and Tristan McNab on being accepted into the iPhone developers course run by the Apple University Consortium, this will really give our iPhone as athlete monitors projects a kick along. Will we see you at the forthcoming WWDC conference as well? here is Tristans youTube application to attend


Feb '10, ISEA conference 2010 Vienna

isea2010 isea 2009This years ISEA International Sports Engineering Association biannual conference will be held in Vienna in July. The conference is titled Engineering Emotion, cluster members have had a record 7 papers accepted more info...


Jan '10, Congratulations Craig

griffith university iapCongratulations Craig on a successful project with our partner ARS Co Japan and on being offered a poisition with them after the completion of your Industrial Affiliates Programme IAP more info...


Nov '09, Congratulations Jonathon

technology in sport seminarCongratulations Jonathon Neville on winning the prestigious 2009 Sports Engineering Student Project Competition run by the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). Jonathon gained an interest in sports engineering after undertaking summer vacation employment at Nathan in the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications and doing his 4th year project. Jono's winning submission was entitled Kinematic Analysis of the Soccer Throw-in Using Inertial Sensors. He is now hoping to undertake a PhD in the sports engineering area. more info...


Nov '09, AikiPhysics pages launch

brisbane aikidoDan's Brisbane Aikido Republic launches the Aikiphysics pages, detailing how we can use physics, biomechanics and a little technology to help understand some of the eastern practices in martial arts with modern eyes. Find Brisbane Aikido Republic at 1593 Logan Rd, Mt. Gravatt, Brisbane, Qld, Australia more info...


October '09, Applications of Technology in Sport Seminar

technology in sport seminarApplications of Technology in Sport Seminar, Monday 19 October 2009 Queensland Academy of Sport. Emerging technology exchange for development of monitoring systems for sporting applications , Evolution of applied sport technology: practical implications, Towards a wearable device for monitoring cricket bowling action , Applications of technology for swimming , A comparison of inertial sensors and motion capture using the soccer long throw download flyer...


October '09, Wearable Technologies for Performance Assessment

technology in sport symposiumSports Medicine Australia Symposium We recently hosted a symposium at the Sports Medicine Australia Annual Conference in 2008 in Brisbane on Wearable Technologies for Performance Assessment. more info...


July '09, Circuits in Plastic

circuits in plasticCongratulations David and Madhu on winning the ABC's New Inventors competition for the revolutionary circuits in plastic. We hope you do well in the final more info and episode video...


DIY accelerometers

iphone ipod accelerometerWant to try out accelerometers and gyroscopes for yourself but don't have the resources to build them yourselves. there is a surprising amount of ready built consumer technologies you can use right off the shelf thanks to companies like Apple and Nintendo more info...


May '09 ABC Catalyst feature on inertial sensors

catalyst sports technology cover Australia's premier science show Catalyst covers Sports Bio Engineering research into swiming and running on Thursday 21st May. Catch the podcast (after the broardcast date) more info...


May '09 Sports Technology Journal cover

sports technology cover Congratulations Jason Harding on your PhD work making the cover of the Sports Technology Journal Vol., Issue 6, 2009 oh and publishing 2 papers as well. more info...


Apr 22nd, Sports Technology Locker Room

tokyo big site Come and share Key messages with Brendan Burkett Phd, Sports Scientist, (Biomechanics) University of Sunshine Coast. Daniel James Phd, Sports Engineer, at Griffith University. Lachlan Thorburn, Head Coach of the Queensland Heat (Women's Softball team) National Champions. more info...

Apr '09, Tokyo Big Site Exhibition

tokyo big siteWireless solutions provider and research partner ARS will be exhibitting some of our joint research at Tokyo Big Sight Sensor Expo April 2009 more info...

Mar '09, Cricket research Position

cricket bowlingThe project will develop a solution to enable the real-time wireless monitoring of the three-dimensional motion of the elbow joint of elite cricket bowlers in field conditions. The position is funded by the International Cricket Council and will be based at the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Technology, School of Engineering, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Cricket Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport are key collaborators in the project. more info...

Feb '09, Hi-tech study launched to detect illegal bowling action

cricket bowlingThe International Cricket Council (ICC) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will fund Griffith University and Australia’s elite sporting bodies to develop a wearable, real-time electronic sensor to record and monitor the bowling action during delivery.more info...[press coverage]

Jan , 09 New Sports Engineering degree

boxing sensor

This year we launch our new Sports Engineering degree at Griffith University based on the growing need for technology in sport it draws heavily on our microelectronics expertise. more info...

Oct 2008, ARC Linkage success

swimming technology

Dr Daniel James will lead a joint Queensland Academy of Sport project using micro technology to wirelessly monitor the performance of elite swimmers. Sensors on the back, arms and wrist will enable coaches to monitor stroke, rotation and acceleration in competition and training.
"Many Australians come from remote areas with limited access to elite training facilities. This wearable, low-cost technology will enable a wider pool of promising athletes to access support comparable to those in the city," Dr James said. more info...

Feb 2008, Australia Japan Foundation

australia japan budo tour, photo courtesy Junshinkai Joint research and collaboration between Griffith University and Keio University on technologies in the design and manufacture of wireless networks miniaturised sensors and signal processing for use in elite sports was supported by the Australia Japan Foundation. more info...

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