This celebrates technology which prevents injury or aids rehabilitation for athletes of all levels.
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.)
- Does the technology make sound commercial sense (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market etc.)
- Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)
If you are interested in entering the Injury Prevention or Rehabilitation category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.
Athletes and players are impressive men and women who have dedicated their lives to achieving excellence. Whilst injuries are part of their career experience, at an elite level, it is the moral obligation of their coaches, managers, and mentors, to help mitigate risk and facilitate the most effective and fastest recovery. This is a vitally important area and one in which technology excels.
Historically entries have been exceptional in inventiveness and vision, often helping to move the sector nearer to solving the ever-present issue of career-ending or life-altering injuries to sports people.
All our judges are keen to see this area of sport evolve quickly so enjoy reviewing the technologies that will help achieve this.
The work which makes the shortlist is invariably world-class and visionary, so we are excited to be showcasing this at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony. This will take place on 6th May, 2021, at The Londoner Hotel, on London’s iconic Leicester Square.