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Sports Technology Design - Week Longreset
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Sports Technology Design – Week Long
Explore the hottest topics in sports tech such as 3D equipment design, goal line technology using AI, wearable tech with motion tracking, high-speed video photography, global broadcasting, and Virtual Reality team management.
Evolution of sports technology
Huge advances have been made in all areas of sport, enabling professionals and amateurs alike to see huge gains in their performance, abilities and enjoyment
Interactive design activities
Experiment in a full range of disciplines, ranging from the sports themselves, the equipment involved and the technologies used by referees, judges and spectators
Discover how data science lies at the heart of modern sporting improvements. How is performance measured and effectiveness continuously monitored, leading to incremental improvements?
What are the course instructors like?
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science …
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science and Engineering students. All our instructors undergo in-person training from the Fire Tech team in the curriculum of the course they are teaching, in the Fire Tech mission and values, and in our Child Safety Policies. We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication skills and a real passion for their subject.
Developments in Sports Technology have profoundly affected sporting performance, training, spectating and safety.
In this exciting and unique course, we explore the hottest topics in sports tech such as 3D equipment design, goal line technology using AI, wearable tech with motion tracking, high-speed video photography, global broadcasting, and Virtual Reality team management.
Every student will get hands on with interactive design activities drawn from the technologies behind their favourite sports, such as athletics, football, racquet sports and Formula 1 car racing.
The curriculum covers…
- – Time tracking
- – Equipment design
- – Goal-line technology
- – Accuracy systems
- – Video technology
- – Position tracking and next gen GPS
- – Events broadcasting
- – Tracking performance, eliminating injury and perfecting movement
Led by our sports-loving, tech-savvy, and super charismatic instructors, this course is perfect for sports-loving, competitive young people who are interested in learning how technology and sports can work together to help humans run, jump and fly further and faster than ever before.
Particularly useful for students of Design and Technology, and Computing, and those considering an Extended Project Qualification in the future.
What your child will learn
- Time tracking - Create your own reaction timer
- Equipment design - Design a running shoe or racing car component that can be 3D printed
- Goal-line technology - Develop Artificial Intelligence models to detect if barriers have been crossed
- Accuracy systems - How VAR and Hawkeye work, and issues that they can create
- Video technology - How to best capture fast movement in sports
- Position tracking and next gen GPS - Experiments in systems for highly accurate position tracking
- Events broadcasting - Modern technologies and creating your own events
- Tracking performance, eliminating injury and perfecting movement - A range of data science activities