The Quality Assessment of Sport Technologies Special Interest Group is comprised of members from academia, industry, and sports interested in advancing the development and implementation of sport technology using research-driven and evidence-based standards and best practices.
‘Quality Assessment of Sport Technologies’ Special Interest Group
NEW: White paper
This white paper introduces a standardized, evidence-based framework which can be adopted by sports technology stakeholders to assess the value, usability, and quality of technology.
Developed in collaboration with 48 experts across the sports industry by means of a Delphi study design, the Sports Technology Quality Framework consists of 25 measurable features grouped under five quality “pillars”:
- Quality Assurance & Measurement
- Established Benefit
- Ethics & Security
- User Experience
- Data Management
This framework will serve to create a common language for organizations, manufacturers, investors, and consumers to improve the efficiency of their decision making on sports technology.
In addition to the White Paper we created an assessment sheet that you can use to apply the framework to a subject of your choice.
Put the theory into practice and run through pillars A to E. Empty space is provided at each pillar feature for an assessment, and we included some space for evaluation as well so you can identify where there is room for improvement.
Tech use is growing everywhere, and sport is no exception. The sport industry is not keeping pace with this growth.
Stakeholders, from sport governing bodies to investors, struggle to effectively evaluate and integrate new technologies.
Lack of consensus standards and education around this topic make it particularly difficult to navigate.
As tech continues to outpace expertise in sport, regulation and/or upskilling will need to ensue to limit risk of injury, data breach, etc.
Establish a Quality Framework
Educate Technology Stakeholders
Promote Research & Development
- Sam RobertsonChair // Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University (Australia)
- Jessica ZendlerCo-chair // Special Consultant and Forensic Engineer in Sports, Biomechanics, and Human Factors
- Kristof De MeyCo-chair // PhD in sports physical therapy at Ghent University; Sports Technology, Innovation & Business Developer
- Dhruv SeshadriPhD at CWRU Biomedical Engineering. Wearable Tech - Digital Health - Bioelectronics.
- Garrett AshUsing continuous glucose monitors and other wearables to develop personally tailored physical activity interventions for people with diabetes.
- Rob AugheySport scientist at Track and Professor of sport science at Victoria University
- Camilla BrockettAssociate Professor / Sport Performance and Systems at Victoria University
- Jade HaycraftResearch Fellow (Sport Science) at Victoria University. Focused on validating sport technology, with background in S&C + talent identification
- Joe RogowskiChief Medical Director, NBA Retired Players Association
- Lena KoberBSc, Victoria University