Category Archives: Dans’ Rants

Triple bottom line Politics.

There is a real nice idea in accounting called the triple bottom line. The idea here is that you measure in three areas financial, social and environmental and try to achieve a good outcome for all three. Its a really … Continue reading

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Science and Creativity

One of the great joys of being a researcher is taking on doctoral candidates.  These are our brightest minds of the future who go on a 3yr (or more) journey into the unknown. Armed with years of technical training it’s … Continue reading

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Validate or get it to market ?

At the most  recent wearable technology conference in Melbourne we had speakers from industry and industry all weighing in on the latest developments of wearables.  I had as conference chair the at times challenging task of facilitating an emerging debate on wether … Continue reading

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Talking to the media

As scientists its not uncommon to have a love /hate relationship with media. Often introverted by nature its daunting to be speaking to the masses, but sooner or later many of us end up doing it. Getting science out to the … Continue reading

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Intrapreneur, entrepreneur, startup, accelerator, incubator…?

There is a lot of focus in the Sports Technology world given to being a startup or making it as an entrepreneur. The Australian Sports Technologies network has been at the van guard of much of this in Australia where … Continue reading

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A Rant on Research funding

Its well known that research funding in Australia is at an all time low. The reduction in staff at places like CSIRO and reduced funding in competitive grants scheme are also in decline. Gone too are the larger scheme like … Continue reading

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Mayday, mayday computer down

I spend the better part of the last month without a computer to call my own – its a knowledge workers worst nightmare..or at least it was a decade or so ago. Turns out I managed to survive the slow … Continue reading

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Wearables are here and big brother likes it!

In case you were wondering about the potential for your fitness tracker and big brother…its already arrived! The idea of quantification of an athletes movement is something we have been using at the elite end of the spectrum for over … Continue reading

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Sports Technology – Know more in 60 Seconds!

How much can you say about Sports Technology in under a minute?… Dan James grabbed a double shot and gave it a go! See the University site it appears on here and check out what else you can learn in 60 seconds

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Ludite in the library!

I went to my universities library today for the first time in a very long time. The irony wasn’t lost on me, as an almost fulltime (I have one day at home with my boys) researcher, that I shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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