Daniel Arthur James

Daniel Arthur James
Charles Darwin University | CDU · Department of Exercise and Sport Science

PhD

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Introduction
SWM (Scientist with MBA) seeks meaningful business relationships and innovative walks on the interweb. Must enjoy gig economy. With broad research experience in the scientific disciplines, servicing a wide variety of industries I have had punch through commercial success in a few. Growing progressively into business and strategic roles an MBA tempered my STEM inclinations with operational and pragmatic realities. In business roles my STEM skills provide.SABEL Consult http://sabelconsult.com
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January 1998 - present
Griffith University
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  • Programme Leader

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A global STEM event, the STEMfit cup involves elements of learning STEM (Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E) and Mathematics (M)) integrating with physical education and hence, the 'fit' element of STEMfit. The foundation of this approach is embedded in sports science. A transdisciplinary endeavour, STEMfit uses the motivation and enthusia...
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STEM education is a strategic priority across the country, however it suffers from something of an image and engagement problem, particularly amongst those students that might not be a natural fit for solo, technology heavy activities, like coding and numbers for numbers sake. STEMfit is an approach that evolved through our work with the very remot...
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Sport, by its very nature, is a competitive activity that pushes the bounds of human activity. Increasingly, technology has played an important role in influencing sport, driven by; market forces, technological advances, miniaturization and appetite for data. Clothing and smart nanotextiles now represent a significant area for competitive and comme...
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While the sport of short-distance (Sprint) triathlon provides an opportunity to research the effect of the center of mass (CoM) when cycling and running, much remains to be done. The literature has failed to consistently or adequately report how changes to hand position influence subsequent running as inferred by the magnitude of CoM acceleration....
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Student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities are often perceived as solitary activities, resulting in a limited range of students that are intrinsically interested in it [1]. Historically STEM activities are often about "things rather than people" [2]. For those whom STEM is not perceived as intrinsically...
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Background: Adding new approaches to teaching curriculums can be both expensive and complex to learn. The aim of this research was to gain insight into students' literacy and confidence in learning sports science with new wearable technologies, specifically a novel program known as STEMfit. Methods: A three-phase design was carried out, with 36...
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A biomechanical variable of interest to cyclists and cycling coaches is postural stability. A cyclist's position on a bicycle can be easily measured in a laboratory environment using motion capture software, but is difficult to measure in the field. The focus of this paper was to identify the legitimacy of a sacrum mounted triaxial accelerometer to...
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Indoor spin cycling has gained popularity as a training modality for triathletes. Part of its appeal is that it can form a component of a structured periodised training program and provide an alternative to outdoor cycling. Indices of physiological components (i.e., the metabolic equivalent, caloric cost, perceived exertion) and changes in the body...
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The 2021 Asia-Singapore conference on Sports Science was organized by East Asia Research and supported by Southern Cross University. The annual conference was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions on the 7th and 8th of December 2021. The theme of this year’s conference was “A multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance Sport Pe...
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Triathlon has been an Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has developed rapidly, leading to variations in race categories. Although running after cycling necessitates a postural change from a non-weight-bearing activity to a weight bearing one, no study has quantified the magnitude of trunk acceleration during cycling in different seat...
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Many triathletes cycle indoors when impacted by inclement road and weather conditions. In these situations, using a magnetic cycle ergometer (a turbo trainer) provides an alternative training solution. The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate the biomechanical differences of torso kinematics during cycling on a magnetic turbo traine...
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Appropriate cycling cleat adjustment could improve triathlon performance in both cycling and running. Prior recommendations regarding cleat adjustment have comprised aligning the first metatarsal head above the pedal spindle or somewhat forward. However, contemporary research has questioned this approach in triathlons due to the need to run immedia...
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In the multisport of triathlon cycling is the longest of the three sequential disciplines. Triathlon bicycles differ from road bicycles with steeper seat tube angles with a change to saddle height altering the seat tube angle. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a tri axial accelerometer to determine acceleration magnitudes of the trunk in ou...
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This pilot study aimed to quantify the change of CoM acceleration when the trunk position and the power output was varied during indoor cycling. Triathletes (n=4) performed a varied indoor cycling power protocol in their natural training environment whilst wearing a trunk (sacrum) mounted wearable device containing a triaxial accelerometer. Mediola...
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In tertiary education, disciplines such as sports science that require experimental components in their courses represent a significant challenge for online and distance education. This paper demonstrates the design and construction of an enriched experiment, together with the prototype software solution which can all be operated remotely using a w...
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School-based education programmes are increasingly focused on the teaching of skills thought to be more suitable for an increasingly technological society. These STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills are often seen as enablers for the workforce of tomorrow. This paper utilises wearable sensors during prescribed physical act...
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There are currently no evidence-based practical automated injury risk factor estimation tools to monitor low back compressive force in ambulatory or sporting environments. For this purpose, inertial sensors may potentially replace laboratory-based systems with comparable results. The objective was to investigate inertial sensor validity to monitor...
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Student engagement in STEM learning activities has been flagged as a major barrier to active learning in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at primary and secondary levels. This paper presents the results of utilising wearable technologies in field-based class activities to engage more directly in Wearable te...
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Having introduced the sensors, a theoretical introduction to using them and investigating some case studies to show them in the use, it is over the reader now to take them out foraspin. These concluding remarks over some thoughts to consdier when using them for the first time as well as consideration for taking big ideas even further. Without meani...
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To correctly interpret and use inertial sensor data in human locomotion studies it is vitial to understand the various components of acceleration that contribute to total sensor output. Examples of physical activity together with Newtons laws are investigated in this chapter to provide both insight into the sensor data that is typically collected,...
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The scientific method allows for the possibility to answer questions. Here are two case study examples to provide explanations how technology use is typically implemented for research. These include: the methodological approach and research design, the validation process, participant recruitment, analysis, and interpretation (discussion) of the dat...
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In this section, we examine the types of signals from inertial sensors, in particular, the accelerometer using the basics of sampling and digital theory.
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The use of inertial sensors in sporting and other applications where human locomotion is concerned has grown steadily ever since a spring loaded weight was attached to the body segments to determine its movement characteristics. This monograph has been developed to address these barriers by providing a practical introduction to the technologies, a...
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Drawing on 15 years of experience in the development and use of wearable sensors in sports science, this book bridges the gap between technical research and the widespread adoption of inertial sensors in biomechanical assessment and ambulatory studies of locomotion. It offers a 'no-nonsense' guide to using inertial sensors for readers from the spor...
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With the increasing rise of professionalism in sport, teams and coaches are looking to technology to monitor performance in both games and training to find a competitive advantage. Wheelchair court sports (wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair basketball) are no exception, and the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based ine...
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The increasing professionalism of sports persons and desire of consumers to imitate this has led to an increased metrification of sport. This has been driven in no small part by the widespread availability of comparatively cheap assessment technologies and, more recently, wearable technologies. Historically, whilst these have produced large data se...
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Technology to aid the acquisition and performance of motor skills is becoming increasingly commonplace however there is distinct disconnect between these technological interventions and a detailed understanding of how to design technology to best instruct a learner. Using a single inertial sensor with bespoke concurrent visual feedback, based in a...
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Welcome to this special edition focused on Human Technologies. For the last decade our university has been engaged in biomedical and sports engineering research activities. The former had been something of a curiosity and the latter the source of some amusement until this new field began to transform the way sport is played. Today our engineering s...
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Since its codification in 1901[1],netball has become increasingly popular with a current playing population in excess of 20 million players [2]. The core aim of netball is for the goal shooters to shoot the ball through a 3.05m high pole, with the team who scores the most goals at the end of four 15 minute quarters winning the game. Subsequently, s...
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With the increasing rise of professionalism in sport, athletes, teams, and coaches are looking to technology to monitor performance in both games and training in order to find a competitive advantage. The use of inertial sensors has been proposed as a cost effective and adaptable measurement device for monitoring wheelchair kinematics; however, the...
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Sports technology research has recently become popular through the advent of personalised monitoring with wearable technology. It’s at the intersection of sports science and engineering, with a lot of overlap into the health sciences and biomedical engineering. The SABEL Labs research group at Griffith University has been active in this area for ov...
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The continual development, invention and refinement of sensors has played a large role in their adoption for the sports environment to date and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. This development is under pinned by a number of trends. These trends include miniaturisation, the increased metrification of sport, the rise of wearables as...
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The application and development of sensors to the sporting, or any context for that matter is complex and is systematically addressed in this section. The sporting context brings unique challenges, for example, the harsh environment, electrically and physically, the demand of small dimensions and minimal power consumption, the increasing request of...
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Sensors in use in the field of sports will be reviewed in the following section: the quantities on which the sensors is based will be the first key of presentation, starting from load and pressure sensors and going through inertial sensors, optical sensors, angle and displacement sensors.
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Approaches to the application of sensors in sports tend to follow a number of paths. Engineers and technologists tend to start with a technology and apply it to a sport; ideally there is a perceived problem to solve or an interesting opportunity to gather data.
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Engineering practice and the development of new technologies continues to transform many aspects of our lives. The adoption of technology into sport is no exception where advances in materials, equipment design and clothing have had a profound influence on sport. More recently the widespread use of sensors has had an impact on equipment design, tog...
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This research presented and validated a method of assessing postural changes during resistance exercise using inertial sensors. A simple lifting task was broken down to a series of well-defined tasks, which could be examined and measured in a controlled environment. The purpose of this research was to determine whether timing measures obtained from...
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This book explores emerging trends in wearable sensors for sport and highlights the developments taking place. Drawing on the literature both the approaches and principals for the use of sensors in sport are outlined, and together with references to key works the reader finds this useful in considering such endeavours. The development of wearable t...
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In this paper, we propose a novel Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) based analysis method for sport wheelchair propulsion. Wireless inertial measurement units were attached to each wheel and an AHRS calculation was used to obtain the rotation angle of the sensors. The sensor rotation angle from the AHRS contains both the wheel rotation a...
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As the expectations of wearable technologies for personalised health and lifestyle continues to expand, it becomes increasingly important to reduce the power demands placed on the hardware where possible. For applications such as activity recognition, particularly in fitness, there are a number of options available for identifying and classifying t...
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Wearable sensors have been successfully used for a few decades in different sporting applications and its use has been constrained mostly to research projects. However, its positive impact has been recently adding other directions towards education, commercial and servicing. The establishment of Sports Engineering as a discipline is playing an impo...
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Wearable devices that measure and recognise human activity in real time require classification algorithms that are both fast and accurate when implemented on limited hardware. A decision-tree-based method for differentiating between individual walking, running, stair climbing and stair descent strides using a single channel of a footmounted gyrosco...
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Athlete performance and monitoring is an area of interest across many sporting codes, for indoor sports however, the primary methods of athlete monitoring are manually recording statistics or video analysis. This paper contains two studies, the first to validate an automatic jump detection method which was developed using inertial sensors and the s...
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Introduction: Quantifying human movement during sporting activities is of great interest since it allows trainers to assess the athlete’s performance, their rehabilitation and injury recovery. Due to the environment limitations of laboratory testing, research has been focused on the development of Micro electromechanical (MEMS) based inertial senso...
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This paper presents accelerometers as a viable alternative or add-on in the quest for improved athlete assessment techniques. In elite level team sports, global positioning systems (GPSs) are an important tool for workload management. These devices, however, have limitations particularly when it comes to high speeds or indoor environments. Tri-axia...
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Innovation is nothing new to sport, but represents everything that is ‘new’ and adopted to facilitate a competitive advantage. In the sport context, innovations that are solutions to a pre-identified problem or need are critical to developing sport and for maximising the experiences and performances of individuals and organisations. Advances in spo...
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There is an increasing desire and emphasis to integrate assessment tools into the everyday training environment of athletes. These tools are intended to fine-tune athlete development, enhance performance and aid in the development of individualised programmes for athletes. The areas of workload monitoring, skill development and injury assessment ar...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of peak outward acceleration (POA) measured from an inertial sensor worn at the wrist as an indicator of the critical end point of the bowling action – ball release, a critical element when assessing illegal actions. Twenty-one finger-spin and fast bowlers from nine countries were recruited f...
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Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth Dovepress submit your manuscript | www.dovepress.com Dovepress 29 R e v i e w open access to scientific and medical research Open Access Full Text Article http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/SHTT.S42684 Abstract: Chronic diseases (CD) – such as cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases – are p...
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Sensor-based biomechanical monitoring of sporting activity requires the interpretation of large data-sets of time series data- sets. Visualization techniques are a powerful method for displaying these data in a meaningful way to assist in understanding the complex interrelationships of the data and biomechanics. In particular, repetitive actions su...
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Introduction: The science of traumatic brain injury has evolved into a deep understanding of physiologicalmechanisms, injury identification, management, and prevention. The Centre for Disease Control and Preventionrates concussion management, and prevention as an epidemic level of importance. In the USA, concussion affectsbetween 1.6 and 3.8 millio...
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Sports monitoring technologies such as wireless sensor packages offer greater insight into the performance of athletes. The costs and complexities associated with these technologies can be prohibitive, particularly to sub-elite and amateur groups. Smartphones are a cheaper, more familiar technology with adequate capabilities for capturing many spor...
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Sport research activities often require graphical user interfaces (GUI) for viewing, merging, tagging and processing of data. More complex processing, like video, requires more complex interfaces but often these GUIs are for short term research use and the investment in creating or purchasing and adapting the GUI is lost. This paper demonstrates an...
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The aim of this study was to explore the use of inertial sensors for determining the rate of deceleration of an athlete during controlled breaking during over-ground running. This study will investigate the application of inertial sensors in identifying kinematic parameters to examine the effects of shock attenuation through the body. This study co...
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This paper presents a feedback GUI to improve the motor skills of a subject performing a golf putt. In this paper inertial sensors (gyroscopes) and video were used to capture the swing. Feedback was provided by a graphical user interface created in Matlab and displayed the video of the putt and quantitative values such as the putt tempo (ratio Back...
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On field monitoring of athlete performance is a growing area of interest in elite, professional and even some amateur sports. Metrics routinely monitored can be tactical, physiological and biomechanical, some methods are more labor intensive than others such as bloods and video coded and hand scored performance data. More recently the introduction...
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Current judging of race walking in international competitions relies on subjective human observation to detect illegal gait, which naturally has inherent problems. Incorrect judging decisions may devastate an athlete and possibly discredit the international governing body. The aim of this study was to determine whether an inertial sensor could impr...
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Time lost due to injury or illness requiring rehabilitation is a major problem. Activity is an important part of rehabilitation, however compliance and adherence can be challenging. This paper addresses this issue by presenting an automatic system for monitoring activity allowing objective assessment of the activity. The system consisted of a smart...
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A QLD L , Aus P tral R ia ABSTRACT OOF Modern communication systems (Web 1.0, Web 2.0, cloud computing) and mobile wireless technologies (smartphones, iPads, monitoring devices) have, as with all industries, progressed in healthcare over recent years from being a minor, to being a very significant component of the environment. This paper will discu...
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The ability to unobtrusively measure velocity in the aquatic environment is a fundamental challenge for engineers and sport scientists. In the past video systems were the first choice to monitor the athletes during training. With the acceptance of small inertial sensors new ways of investigating the athletes movements have arisen. These small syste...
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Technology innovation plays a vital role in elite sport, yet often proceeds in an ad hoc manner, emerging from the grass roots of sport rather than as a strategic programmed activity. This paper presents a model for systematic technology innovation in sport. It was developed from an extensive review of innovation and management best practice from t...
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The biomechanical evaluation of elite athletes often requires the use of sophisticated laboratory-based equipment that is restrictive, cumbersome, and often unsuitable for use in a training and competition environment. Small, low-mass unobtrusive centre-of-mass triaxial accelerometers can be used to collect data but may not reveal all the informati...
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Abstract Inertial sensors may provide the opportunity for broader and more cost effective gait analysis; however some questions remain over their potential use in this capacity. The aim of the study was to determine whether an inertial sensor could discriminate between normal walking, fast walking, and running. A single group crossover design was u...
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In recent years, technology has played an increasing role in many sports, including swimming. Far beyond the stopwatch and hand marked events, detailed biomechanical attributes can be measured using technology such as instrumented blocks, wire tethers and underwater/dolly cameras. With the advent of micro-technology, there has been an increasing tr...