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A New Mass Market in Sport and Medicine

Potential for taking elite sports monitoring to medicine and the masses

27th March 2013 09:00 - 16:30

Village Urban Resort Swansea

Recent research has shown the benefits of novel monitoring techniques both in medicine and in general health monitoring. However, wide spread application of the techniques developed for elite performance monitoring in sport has been restricted by the high cost of the sensing technology and, the need for appropriate analysis algorithms and applications software. The development of printable polymer electronics integrated with conventional silicon technology to create low cost sensors has the potential to remove such barriers and allow wide spread commercial exploitation of these techniques. This forum aims to bring together potential stakeholders within the high performance sport area to develop partnerships to exploit these advances. Presentations will comprise of individuals already using elite performance techniques together with researchers and manufacturers who could work together to create a new volume market for low cost printable sensor technology.

In addition there will be posters on current projects and the opportunity to discuss funding opportunities with Welsh Government, TSB and the University.

Companies who wish to have table top exhibition space should contact: events@wcpcswansea.com

09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Introduction,
Dr Liam Kilduff, Swansea University
09:40 - 10:00 Set the sceen - Sport within Wales,
Paul Thorburn, Board Member of Sport Wales
10:00 - 10:20 High performance sport in Wales,
Brian Davies, High Performance Manager Sport Wales
David Shearer, University of Glamorgan
10:20 - 10:40 Managing and controlling fluid dynamics in olympic sports,
Matt Cross, Project Team Leader (TotalSim)
10:40 - 11:00 Performance Monitoring in Elite Sport: Past, Present and the Future,
Dr Liam Kilduff, Swansea University
11:00 - 11:20 Force measurement and its role in improving and monitoring performance - a biomechanical perspective,
Dr Nick Owen, Swansea University
11:20 - 11:40 Coffee and Networking Session
11:40 - 12:20 The role of a paediatric physiotherapist - the other strength and conditioning coach?
Julie Harvey (Paediatric Physiotherapist)
12:20 - 12:40 Connected - real sport in the virtual environment,
Mr Stephen Penny (WriteMedia)
12:40 - 13:00 Summary of morning talks and setting the scene for the afternoon session,
Dr Stephen Mellalieu, Swansea University
13:00 - 13:15 A4B Business and Support,
Terry Stubbs and Mark Davies, Welsh Government
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch and Networking Session
14:15- 14:45 Dynamic analysis of footstep pressure,
Richard Lewis, Swansea University
14:45 - 15:15 Printing - the route to low cost volume production of sensors,
Professor Tim Claypole, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
15:15 Coffee and Networking Session
15:30 - 15:45 Printable Pressure sensors,
Ben Clifford, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
15:45 - 16:00 Challenge of printing functional materials onto fabrics,
Adam Rees, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
16:00 - 16:15 Printed Heaters,
Dr Simon Hamblyn, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating
16:15 Meeting Close



Village Urban Resort Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea, SA1 8QY