Daniel James - Round 3, 2016 Champion

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Daniel James

Putting digital technology on the podium

Elite athletes from sporting codes as diverse as cricket to rowing have enhanced their performance using wearable technologies developed by Daniel and his team.

Daniel’s interest in the interface between technology and people has led him to become an international leader in sports engineering and technology research. Working closely with consumer electronics organisations, his research has generated many sports technology products, such as GPS sensors now worn by every professional AFL player in Australia. A number of his technological innovations are also available to consumers internationally.

Daniel is director of SABEL, a commercial research enterprise currently based at Griffith University, where he is also an associate professor.

Daniel is championing the emerging field of sports technology in Queensland by:

  • creating opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and funding for sports engineering researchers and start-ups in his role on the board of Australian Sports Technology Network and the international Sports Engineering Association
  • inspiring the next generation to join this exciting area of research by getting involved in events like the 2016 World Science Fair in Brisbane, and coordinating SABEL’s education programs for schools that fosters STEM engagement through sport
  • engaging a wider Queensland audience in new sports technologies through public workshops, sports engineering ‘experience days’, and various media engagements as an expert in the field.

In addition, Daniel’s close association with sporting organisations such as the Queensland Academy of Sport is helping our athletes to stay ahead of the game by embracing new technologies.

As a digital champ, Daniel will create more wins for Queensland by gathering the international sports engineering community in Brisbane through his involvement in such events as the International Society of Biomechanics conference next year, and International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) conference in 2018.

Daniel is nominated by: Griffith University School of Engineering.


Daniel James

Putting digital technology on the podium

Elite athletes from sporting codes as diverse as cricket to rowing have enhanced their performance using wearable technologies developed by Daniel and his team.

Daniel’s interest in the interface between technology and people has led him to become an international leader in sports engineering and technology research. Working closely with consumer electronics organisations, his research has generated many sports technology products, such as GPS sensors now worn by every professional AFL player in Australia. A number of his technological innovations are also available to consumers internationally.

Daniel is director of SABEL, a commercial research enterprise currently based at Griffith University, where he is also an associate professor.

Daniel is championing the emerging field of sports technology in Queensland by:

  • creating opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and funding for sports engineering researchers and start-ups in his role on the board of Australian Sports Technology Network and the international Sports Engineering Association
  • inspiring the next generation to join this exciting area of research by getting involved in events like the 2016 World Science Fair in Brisbane, and coordinating SABEL’s education programs for schools that fosters STEM engagement through sport
  • engaging a wider Queensland audience in new sports technologies through public workshops, sports engineering ‘experience days’, and various media engagements as an expert in the field.

In addition, Daniel’s close association with sporting organisations such as the Queensland Academy of Sport is helping our athletes to stay ahead of the game by embracing new technologies.

As a digital champ, Daniel will create more wins for Queensland by gathering the international sports engineering community in Brisbane through his involvement in such events as the International Society of Biomechanics conference next year, and International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) conference in 2018.

Daniel is nominated by: Griffith University School of Engineering.