Thanks to the support of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), the premier professional association for technology and engineering in sport STEMfit are pleased to be announcing the inaugural STEMfit cup to take place later in the year.
Invited teams from schools in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Scotland will take up the STEMfit challenge, involving athletic sporting performance and classroom STEM analysis of sports across the globe.
STEMfit had its birth in the remote communities of the Northern Territory in Australia, where sports scientist Dr. James LEE from Charles Darwin University was astonished at the physical abilities of local indigenous kids, who in bare feet and on stony ground easily outperformed their city counterparts. School Principal Parker immediately saw an opportunity to use the data created by sports science to make STEM lessons more relevant and fun. Enter Daniel JAMES a wearable technology aficionado and STEMfit was born.
With thanks to the International Sports Engineering communities (yes Sports and Engineering do go together) the STEMfit cup was born.
International teams will be lead by renowned Sports Engineering researchers including Prof. Yuji Ohgi from Keio University Japan , A/Prof Tomo Wada from National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Japan, Prof Nicola Petrone from the University of Padova, Italy, Dr Mohammad Al-Rawi, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand, Dr Lee, James from Charles Darwin University, Dr. Willis Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Brendon Ferrier from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
Teams of late primary school students under their University and school teachers mentors will compete in several athletic events started using the Keio University “Internet starting gun” simultaneously around the world and subsequent analysis of biomechanics using STEMfit. Team will then present their results in their own languages for final judging.
We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the ISEA, Gulf Coast Data Concepts who specialise in data logging, the support of our respective institutions and the first peoples of the Arnhem land communities who have made this all possible.