Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sensors to win at the Olympics

Bob Buckley from the Australian Institute of Sport will talk on "Some applications of sensor devices at the AIS", in Canberra at the ANU, 2008-07-24:

Some applications of sensor devices at the AIS

Bob Buckley (AIS)

DATE: 2008-07-24
TIME: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00
LOCATION: CSIRO Seminar Room S206 Building 108 (CSIT Building)

The AIS currently uses a number of sensor devices in the monitoring and analysis of athlete training and performance. There are ongoing parallel efforts to exploit existing devices, analyse the data we collect and to develop and improve devices. Bob Buckley will present a seminar describing recent developments and plans for using sensor devices, sometimes associated with video, for elite sport going into the next Olympic cycle. Also present (and able to answer questions) from the AIS will be: * Col Mackintosh and George Jacob from the Applied Sensors Unit * Doug Rosemond, Senior Biomechanist, Track and Field, Biomechanics and Performance Analysis * Mark Davis, Research and Development Technician, Biomechanics and Performance Analysis

Bob Buckley wrote his first computer program in 1963. His initial work in the late 1960s and early 1970s was in realtime systems, operations research, computer modelling (including object oriented programming) and data analysis. He was awarded the first ever Comp. Sci. Hons I from UQld in 1979. He taught subjects in computer science and computer systems engineering from 1977 to 1995 at QIT, Warwick (UK), Macquarie and UniSA (and Monash in 2004). Through the 1990s he helped run one of the top 10 consultants to the Defence Department. He was responsible for the technical development, data analysis and presentation for the ADF Activities Survey. From 2001 he worked for Cray Australia in HPC and his involvement in bioinformatics resulted in a visiting fellowship in John Curtain School of Medical Research. He joined the AIS in 2006 as a founding member of its Biomechanics and Performance Analysis Analytics Group.

No comments: