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Smart Technology for Sports and Health Lecture

Professor Franz Konstantin (Tino) Fuss will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Smart Technology for Sports and Health’.
Professor Franz Konstantin (Tino) Fuss is the Professor of Health and Sports Technologies and based in CDI; Co-Director of the ASTN / Australian Sports Technology Network, and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Sports Technology journal. With a dual background in Medicine and Engineering, his research focusses on smart equipment, from sensor design, calibration and testing; over advanced performance analytics; to innovative product development. This involves mainly non-linear engineering, advanced mathematics, and a bold interpretation of lateral innovation. His early studies focused on into smart climbing holds and walls, 10-pin bowling balls and smart wheelchairs. His research developed further to smart cricket and AFL balls, and currently to pressure sensor technologies and their applications.

This lecture, ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Smart Equipment for Sports and Health’, describes the story of using sensor data for unconventional and innovative performance analysis; busting sports dogmas; discovering new performance parameters; overcoming problems of sensor calibration; compensating for time dependent electrical effects; and ultimately of the fun behind exciting research and ground-breaking discoveries. In this context this lecture will present recent findings from the Smart Cricket Ball research (and the collaboration with the ECB), and the WMI CRC Smart Insole project.


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