Bodies in space [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Dullin A/Prof Holger R; Dr Peter J Sinclair; Dr Surya Singh; Dr Damien M O'Meara

Brief description By investigating how a change in shape of the human body can produce a change in spatial orientation, the project will bring a fundamental advance of knowledge in the intersection of applied mathematics, sports science and mechanical engineering. These knowledge advances will lead to a novel theory regarding the control of the aerial dynamics of athletes, specifically springboard and platform divers. When applied in collaboration with world class Australian athletes, this theory will result in innovative platform and springboard diving techniques and improved performance. The reach of new insights generated by this work extends to many other fields, including robotics, spacecraft dynamics and nano technology.

Funding Amount $165,000

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