Sport Technology Applications

Our research aims to validate the practical usefulness of various portable technologies in a variety of sports settings, with a particular focus on Global Positioning System (GPS) and inertial measurement unit (IMU) technologies. GPS devices are used to record athlete position, movement velocity and acceleration during competition and training. Modern IMU devices incorporate accelerometers, magnetometer and/or gyroscopes. Our research includes investigating the validity and reliability of GPS and IMU devices, such as accelerometers, in monitoring athletic performance. This information is then used by coaches to inform programming and training decisions, with a view to optimizing athletic performance. Our sporting partners include the Central Coast Mariners, Newcastle Knights, Basketball Australia and Australian Institute of Sport.

Contact:

Dr Xanne Janse De Jonge

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Dr Suzi Edwards

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Dr Adrian Schultz

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences