Brett Lee visits Deakin
Australian cricketer Brett Lee, the face of Deakin University's research and charitable activities in India, visited the Melbourne Burwood Campus in February 2008.
Because of his interest in both sport and also the film industry – he is a star of Bollywood movies in India – Brett was keen to not only see the Motion Capture Laboratory, but to be 'suited up' and filmed as he batted and bowled.
The hi-tech laboratory is helping train future generations of film-makers and animators studying at Deakin. It also has a role to play in the University's sports science programs.
'It would have been great to have something like this when I was younger,' Brett said. 'It allows you to analyse your bowling technique, to make sure you're not doing anything to harm your body, as was the case with me early in my career when I sustained stress fractures in my back.'
Brett was a hit with students enjoying O-Week activities on the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
'It was a real treat to be able to show Brett not just through the Motion Capture Laboratory, but other aspects of the campus,' Deakin's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Walker said.
'Having been with Brett in India in October last year when we signed the contract, I know what an impact he has over there.
'It was amazing to watch all the heads turning here in Australia too.
'He is obviously a greatly talented and highly regarded sportsman in both countries and I am very pleased that he has chosen to be involved in promoting Deakin in India.