Health and Exercise Science Technologists Association
The Health and Exercise Science Technologists Association (HESTA) is a non-profit professional organisation providing a constructive and supportive forum for the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources related to health, sport and exercise science.
The association was established in 1988 in conjunction with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference held in the Brisbane during the World Exposition EXPO88. Since that time its domestic membership (Australia) has steadily grown and now also includes many members from overseas.
HESTA members have varied backgrounds and broad interests including biomechanics, exercise physiology, electronics, instrumentation, computing & software development and mechanical engineering.
HESTA's mission is to provide the free dissemination of technical information related to the fields of sports and health sciences.
It aims to foster the development of technological solutions to the collection, analysis and processing of data gathered from human subjects.
HESTA strives to share information and knowledge amongst its members with the aspiration of assisting with technological problem solving, providing an opportunity for technical discussion and for the professional development of its members.
HESTA provides a wide network of knowledge to assist members in developing their technical skills to better enable them acquire, monitor and analyse human movement and exercise performance.