TheraTec has developed a specialized internet-connected platform designed just for physical therapists and their patients to help therapists efficiently monitor and motivate patients, and help patients stay on tract and do their therapy correctly.
Community, Health Innovation, Sports Tech
Profile: University of Minnesota Wearable Technology Lab
A new class of athletic clothing is on the horizon: Advanced wearable technology that can work with the human body to aid in sports performance, recovery and rehabilitation.
Community, Health Innovation, Research and Academics, Sports Tech
Profile: Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
Innovative new therapies use stem cells and other biological tools to help athletes regenerate damaged tissue to recover from injuries faster, slow or reverse the effects of overuse in joints, and extend their playing careers.
Community, Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation, Research and Academics
Trend: Fueling The Athlete
Athletes put as much thought into what goes in their bodies as their gear. Nutrition is a key building block of performance, and Twin Cities businesses and researchers are identifying how to fuel athletes even better, while taking advantage of the region’s assets as a national leader in the food manufacturing and agriculture industries to help them innovate and bring new ideas forward.
Profile: Starting 11
The worlds most popular sport has a popular new fantasy app called Starting 11 – and it was developed in Minnesota, far from soccer’s core markets.
Community, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Venture Capital
ASIYA has created a sport hijab for female Muslim athletes, blending religious tradition with hi-tech athleticwear.
Amateur/Youth Sports, Community, Entrepreneurship
Trend: New Approaches in Youth Sports
Youth sports are at a crossroads. While popular in the U.S. there are concerning trends that show an overall trend towards less participation, fewer kids continuing with sports, and a corresponding increase in sedentary children.