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Seed Grant Awardee: Robert LiKamWa

The proposed project will develop an augmented reality coaching system for individualized sports training with a focus on athletes’ kinesthetic and spatial awareness.

Seed Grant Awardee: Mary Neubauer

We propose that Sport and Craft are counterparts to one another and especially connect to the body-centered, disciplined physical aspects required for both 3D art making and sport. We want to know where these skill-sets meet and recognize the similarities to approach and connection of subject matter where the culminating physical award is an object of achievement, recorded history, and desire.

Seed Grant Awardee: Jennifer Vanos

We will collaborate with community groups and high schools in South Phoenix to deploy a granular network of urban AQ and temperature sensors to support athlete health.

Seed Grant Awardee: Alaina Zanin

Our project proposes to address this community need through by (a) developing an applied non-profit internship course at ASU to develop students as empowered role models and community youth sport coaches, (b) collaborating with local youth nonprofits and schools to create new sport access sites for girls, and (c) creating an empirically-based and culturally adapted volunteer coach training course.

Seed Grant Awardee: Hyunglae Lee

We have successfully characterized foot-ankle mechanics during various postural balance and walking tasks and constructed simple yet competent biomechanics-based models. Building upon these, we aim to design and control a soft active ankle brace that is capable of adaptively changing its mechanical properties, in particular, stiffness at the ankle joint, in a task-dependent manner.

Seed Grant Awardee: Giac-Thao Tran

The proposed study will use sport to dissect and divest the Asian American model minority stereotype. The Asian American model minority perspective heralds Asian Americans as industrious and intellectually and academically high-achieving, yet also reinforces a caricature of Asian Americans as cold, austere, quiet “nerds.”

Seed Grant Awardee: Masumi Iida

The project aligns with two themes of the Global Sport Institute Seed Grant Programs, Race and Sport, and Sport and the Body, and GSI’s and ASU’s broader push for interdisciplinary research. Sports psychology by its definition examines the mind-body dualism - how mind affects the sports performance - but largely ignores how persons’ bodies are connected to their culture, gender, and class. The Co-PIs come from Psychology and Sociology and bring our varying expertise to bear on this topic.

Seed Grant Awardee: Dennita Sewell

The Fashion program in the School of Art proposes to organize a class that will result in a fashion show at the Global Sport Summit 2020. The class FSH394 Fashion and Wearable Technology was developed in the spring of 2018 by Visiting Professor, Dr. Galina Mihaleva, Associate Professor, School of Art, Nanyang Technology Institute (NTU), where she teaches Technology, Art and Fashion.

Seed Grant Awardee: Allison Ross

For almost three decades, athletes, coaches, and researchers have been interested in ‘flow’ as an explanation of optimal performance in sport. Flow, or being ‘in the zone’, is a state where the mind and body are in harmony, negative thinking and doubt is absent, and functioning is enhanced. While we have a considerable understanding of flow among athletes and within competitive sport, we know less about how sport contributes to flow among the general public.

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