Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation
This celebrates technology which prevents injury or aids rehabilitation for athletes of all levels. Please note: entries in this category may not be entered into the Technology for Elite Performance category.
Judges will review entries on the following criteria
- What is the market for this technology
- What need does the entry meet and how does it do so effectively
- To what degree is the technology unique and innovative or, where there is competing technology, how is the entry’s technology superior (e.g. easier to use, more accessible, more rigorous etc.)
- How robust is the technology as a business proposition (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market)
- Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)
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Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080
To explore the winning technology from last year see our 2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.
If you are interested in entering the ‘Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation’ category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.
Anyone involved in sport is all too aware of the real dangers faced by athletes, from career-ending injuries to quality-of-life altering ones. Whilst the action inherent in sports is what makes it compelling, no genuine sports fan enjoys seeing any of the sporting elite sustain injuries. From the point of view of sports teams and sports governing bodies, professional athletes are their wards, therefore they have a moral – and financial – obligation to protect them.
Clearly prevention is better than cure, so it is exciting to see the ways that sports technology is helping coaches understand how to train their charges to avoid sporting injuries. As well as drawing on analytics to help injury prevention, equipment is a large part of ensuring athletes and players reduce their injury risks, not least of all in the field of head trauma.
That said, injury is an inherent factor of life of a sportsman or sportswomen, so tools to which make injury rehabilitation quicker or more effective are always welcome and, again, technology has been a fundamental aspect of evolution in this area. Please note that entries to this category can include any technology which prevents injury or aids rehabilitation for athletes of all levels.
‘Best Technology for Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.
With athlete care now such a core part of any responsible sports organization, we look forward to highlighting the technologies that keep elite sportspeople competing at the highest level at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.