Reporter: Craig Macdonald
Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world.” Since the outbreak of the global epidemic, the contribution of sport to the world cannot be ignored. Sport has inspired people around the world with courage, solidarity and hope and has become the “good medicine” to heal people during the epidemic. As a comprehensive and complex system, sport plays an important role in all aspects of society and physical education is an extremely important part of it. As the most populous country in the world, physical education in China ranges from elementary school to university and is an indispensable part of the education system. However, against the backdrop of the trend of economic globalization, if China’s physical education class wants to take a new development direction, it will surely introduce international ideas and upgrade with intelligent technical methods, which is also the trend of physical education class development in the world.
In this regard, China’s famous sports expert and technology R&D expert HU Shijun gave a clear answer in the interview: “During the whole reform of physical education in the world, the development of teaching forms that will determine the future development direction of physical education, as well as the Teaching content, teaching methods and even the content of teaching evaluation. The development of science and technology has created good conditions and technical support for the intelligent upgrading of physical education.” HU Shijun believes that the concept of intelligent physical education is a product based on advanced science and technology against the backdrop of modern society. It is not only a new development model of the industry, but also plays an important role in mobilizing people’s enthusiasm to participate in sports and improving the quality of sports and fitness.
HU Shijun specialized in physical education during college and then went on to study sports training. After graduating, he held key positions in professional gyms and related sports management companies. He has extensive and systematic university experience in the field of sports professionalism and also has in-depth research in the field of sports training with human kinematics as its core. Meanwhile, HU Shijun has applied these new technologies to all aspects of physical education. Through his understanding and learning of relevant knowledge of physical education, he developed the “Interactive Sports Training Teaching System Based on Augmented Reality Technology V1.0” with artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology as the core, infusing the life and vitality of intelligent technology into physical education teaching .
In the new era, the role of artificial intelligence technology in the development of physical education has become more and more important, but there is still room for progress for its application effect. Currently, experts with stronger R&D skills are needed to drive the deep development of physical education intelligence. Therefore, HU Shijun integrates computer graphics, computer vision, image processing technology, pattern recognition technology, artificial intelligence technology and multi-sensor technology into sports training classes through the exploration of augmented reality technology. It simulates the standard action and three-dimensional visual instruction of sports training, and creates a visualization of sports training instruction and an interactive scene experience that integrates immersion, interaction and fun. Compared with the same kind of technological achievements, this technology can let users fully immerse themselves in all abstract training and teaching knowledge points through virtual construction, so that strength, speed, endurance and other aspects can be fully exercised, effectively improving the overall physical quality of athletes .
For today’s physical education teaching system, the advent of the “Interactive Sports Training Teaching System Based on Augmented Reality Technology V1.0” will provide important technical support and development opportunity for the intelligent and integrated development of physical education. As the developer of this technology, HU Shijun has demonstrated his sensitivity and foresight towards the research and development of new technologies, which have greatly contributed to the transformation and modernization of the physical education industry. HU Shijun also said that he will continue to engage in teaching and research in the field of sports training. He, like many other scientific researchers, would work to integrate AI technology more closely with international sports in order to accelerate the intelligent development of sports.