Professor lands sports tech award

Developing sports technology has won Griffith University associate professor Daniel James an award for "improving digital inclusion in the sunshine state."

Elite athletes from cricket to rowing have enhanced their performance using wearable technologies developed by James and his team.

Working closely with consumer electronics organisations, his research is reported to "have generated many sports technology products, such as GPS sensors now worn by every professional AFL player in Australia. Several of his technological innovations are also available to consumers internationally.

James (pictured) is director of SABEL, a commercial research enterprise currently based at Griffith University, and a board member of Australian Sports Technology Network and the international Sports Engineering Association.

"His close association with the Queensland Academy of Sport is helping our athletes to stay ahead of the game by embracing new technologies," reports the university.

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