The Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre is a group of internationally recognized sports scientists working towards advancing knowledge in the areas of human performance, recovery and injury. We deliver impactful and timely research using cutting edge research techniques at three sites across Australia.
What do we do?
SPRINT research focuses on the interactions between human performance, fatigue, sleep and recovery interventions, and the prevention, risk identification and rehabilitation of injury with a strong emphasis on findings that directly translate into practice.
How do we do it?
We employ a holistic approach to all aspects of human performance. Our researchers work closely with several globally recognized organisations including the National Football League (US), FIFA (Global), PepsiCo (US), Australian Institute of Sport (AU), Queensland Academy of Sport (AU) and Tasmanian Institute of Sport (AU). Read more about our domestic and international collaborators here.
We have a wide range of capabilities across four campuses (Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Blacktown), making our expertise widely accessible.
STATSports GNSS units
Five separate VICON 3D motion capture laboratories
With AMTI and Bertec ground embedded triaxial force plates
XSens Awinda IMU motion capture system
Bertec dual-belt triaxial instrumented treadmill
Woodway Curve Force-treadmill
Cometa wireless electromyography
Stalker II Pro radar guns
MRI (via academic and commerical partners)
GE Lunar iDEXA
Hologic SuperSonic real-time ultrasound (includes capacity for assessing muscle architecture and shear wave elastography)