SMAS Sports Medicine Series – Technologies in Sport

Time: 5 September 2020 (Saturday), 2pm to 4pm

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‘SMAS Sports Medicine Series – Technologies in Sport’ by Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS)

(For All NROC Coaches)


Technology in the sporting sphere has become an integral tool in enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injuries.

In this webinar we will hear from Dr Derek Li, who is also an accomplished marathon runner (personal best of 2 hrs 41 mins), to get both perspectives as a doctor and also as a competitive athlete in terms of the technology in running shoes and what it means for the runner.

We will also hear from Dr Marcus Lee (Head of Biomechanics, Singapore Sport Institute (SSI)) about the use of technology for Team Singapore Athletes to get that extra edge in training and competition.

The Senior General Manager of ASICS Institute of Sport, Mr Harano, will expound upon the Human-Centric Science behind ASICS' designing policy and principles, and elaborate on the latest ASICS products and services, like the Energy Saving Concept and Smart Shoes.

About the Presenter

This talk will be co-facilitated by:

  • Dr Derek Li is a family physician with Raffles Medical Group. He started doing marathons in 2013, and has since done numerous overseas marathons including Boston, Berlin, Tokyo, London and NYC. He represented Singapore at the Macau International Marathon in 2014, and currently holds a personal best of 2:41, set at the 2017 Gold Coast Marathon in Australia.
  • Dr Marcus Lee leads the Sport Biomechanics Team in the Singapore Sport Institute. He is a director on the board of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. He manages the Biomechanics support provided to Team Singapore coaches and athletes across a range of sports, and is interested in how vision and movement contribute to skilled action and injury prevention
  • Mr. Kenichi Harano (Executive Officer and Senior General Manager, ASICS Institute of Sport Science). For the past 20 years, Mr Harano has been conducting in-depth research, developing and refining the technology of ASICS shoes. He is the brains behind the material and structural designs that have captivated athletes, inventing countless patents for ASICS shoe manufacturing methods and components, such as the foamed sole and shoe. 

Date and Time

5 September 2020 (Saturday), 2pm to 4pm


via Zoom



CCE Hours

2 hours


  • Maximum 100 pax. Registration closes on 3 September 2020 (Thursday)
  • Interested coaches can register via this link.


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