What we'll do
Join a special evening focused on the best of Australian Disability Sports Technology & Sports Equipment focusing on Inclusion, Mobility, Paralympics & Adaptive Sports. Hosted at Mills Oakley office (Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000) from 6pm-9pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018. It's a FREE Event. Hosted at Mills Oakley Law Firm (Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000). Pizza and soft-drinks provided.
Presenters and Panel (10-13 minutes each)
1. Richard Amon – Head of Disability Sport and Recreation
2. Jack Swift – Former Paralympian
3. Graeme Dudley - Global Performance Testing
4. Shawn Stevenson – Project Officer, Department of Health and Community Services – Engaging with the Disability Sector
5. Melbourne Disability Institute
OVERVIEW OF SPORTS TECH INCLUSION
Evening will focus on empowerment -- and how data, engineering and technology can help people with physical and intellectual disabilities get involved in sport and keep fit, healthy and active. We discuss topics like -- prosthetics, wheelchair sports, opportunities for Paralympic Athletes, etc -- the tech helping disabled people run, compete and stay healthy & cutting-edge issues. Australia is one of the world-leading pioneers in the growth industry. Many presenters will showcase the best of Australian universities research, startups and innovators, and how large corporates and sporting organisations are using assistive technology in sport and wellness at grassroots sports
What exactly are Adaptive Sports?
By definition, it’s any sport where the rules and/or equipment have been adapted to accommodate people with physical differences or impairments. Most common are the wide assortment of Paralympic sports, which are adapted versions of many Olympic sports (i.e. – Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, 5-a-side Soccer for the Blind/Visually Impaired, Blind Judo, Sled Hockey, etc.). There’s also adaptive Surfing & Skateboarding, Wheelchair Moto-Cross (WCMX), Adaptive Cross-Fit, Adaptive Golf, any tons of other activities. There really are no boundaries to what sports can be “adapted” to meet the challenges of people with physical and intellectual impairments.
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