Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: READi for Sport Part 2 - Technology & Innovation
Alicia M Gal – Doctoral Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Carleton University and Biomechanics Coach for Ravens Soccer
Alicia is a NSERC READi trainee and doctoral candidate in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Biomaterials and Biomechanics. She uses innovation and design to help improve performance while promoting a decrease for potential injury. She transfers her knowledge directly to assist Ravens Soccer in producing more rounded national level athletes. Her doctoral focus is concerned with paralympic ice hockey (sledge hockey) and the skating motion used in the sport. This research is the first of its kind at Carleton University and for the paralympic sport itself.
READi for Sport Part 2 will focus on technology and innovation in sport, namely inertial measurement units (IMUs), or motion trackers, and how they are changing sport analysis and athlete assessment. This is a family friendly interactive experience, where audiences will learn firsthand how the miicoach & smart ball from Adidas are used, as well as how Alicia takes this technology to the ice by designing a more accessible way to track skating movements for paralympic ice hockey players.