Sport and Technology Research Group: December 2012

The Sport and Technology Research Group met at the University of Canberra this morning.

There were two presentations of work in progress:

Stephen used his blog, Swimming Bird, to share his work with the Group.

His talk included reference to:

Slide 1Gordon and Tracey shared their research on Snow Sports data acquisition. Their presentation (Personal Speed in Snow Sports) was a follow up to their attendance at the 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (they have published two papers from this conference: Evaluating the use of a GPS data logging device; Investigating head impacts).

The presentation has been published as a paper (2012). Gordon and Tracey have work together on other snow sports projects including this study of hydration.

A Grand Day Out (In Rural New South Wales)

Today I had a delightful day out in rural New South Wales. I had the opportunity to meet with Tracey Dickson and her colleagues, Gordon Waddington, Stephen Trathen and Roger Adams at the Snowy Region Visitors’ Centre at Jindabyne. (For an example of their work see this paper on hydration and all day skiing, and this on wrist injuries.)

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I had two options of route from Mongarlowe to Jindabyne and I chose the gravel road route.

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It was a beautifully sunny day and the gravel road was very smooth and well maintained. My journey down coincided later down the route with many of the rural school buses converging on Cooma.

After a delightful meeting discussing interdisciplinary approaches to the study of snow sports I started my journey home and as it was still light I returned on the gravel road. To my absolute delight my trip home was interrupted not far after Farrington by a road full of goats. Fortunately I had my camera with me to document not a zebra crossing nor a pelican crossing but a goat crossing!

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This is what you might call a no-kidding post!