The ARP has established a number of key partnerships and relationships including:
- Powerade – new product development and research program.
- itsports – research and development on design and effectiveness of compressive garments.
- PE Sportsvision – vision and eye-hand coordination and reaction time training equipment.
- Altitude Training Systems – mobile altitude facility for the training of athletes.
The research program also supports and is involved in the supervision of a number of honours, masters and, doctoral programs in areas as diverse as education, mathematics and statistics and engineering. We are active participants in a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grants as the innovator of the project and as an active industry partner.
The NSWIS houses a variety of facilities for the measuring of a wide range of aspects of human function under differing environmental conditions, including:
- Physiology laboratory for the assessment of physical work capacity and power production;
- Laboratory and field based expired gas analysis systems for the determination of whole body oxygen consumption and estimation of fuel utilisation and caloric expenditure;
- Environmental room allowing the assessment of work and physical strain under different environmental conditions;
- Biochemistry laboratory for blood and other bodily fluid analysis. Measurement areas include blood, gases and electrolytes, immunochemistry and hormones; and
- Biomechanics laboratory with 60m synthetic runway, force plate and automated 3-D digitising system, load cells, transducers and instrumented telemetry systems for in-the-field measurement of kinetics, video cameras, video acquisition and playback systems for quantitative and qualitative kinematics.
The expertise of our staff has been recognised by their representation on a number of advisory boards and committees of companies, sporting bodies and universities. This broad experience allows us to understand commercial realities and requirements. As part of its long-term strategy to enhance its research capacity, the NSWIS is seeking to further develop its research facilities to provide a greater opportunity for engagement and cooperative research.