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2019 WINNERS

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PUNT ANALYTICS COMPETITION

PUNT ANALYTICS COMPETITION

Applicants were given access to exclusive NFL data sets to inform creative submissions about rule changes designed to reduce player injury during punt plays. Winners were Alex Wainger (New York, NY) and Halla Yang (Wilmette, IL).

INNOVATIONS WINNER

INNOVATIONS WINNER

TopSpin: Their TopSpin360 is the first patented training device proven to dynamically strengthen the neck to help reduce concussion risk.

INNOVATIONS RUNNER-UP

INNOVATIONS RUNNER-UP

SOLIUS: Their advanced science uses nano-spectrums of light to stimulate the production of critical hormones and peptides as a better way to reduce injuries, speed recovery, and improve the performance of athletes.

2018 WINNERS

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ADVANCEMENTS IN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

ADVANCEMENTS IN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Impressio, Inc: Impressio utilizes liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) to create novel dissipative liner materials for protective equipment designed to overcome the existing challenges of energy absorption in current helmet foams.

NEW THERAPIES TO SPEED RECOVERY

NEW THERAPIES TO SPEED RECOVERY

RecoverX: Element is a connected device that can achieve the optimum cold or hot therapy temperatures without any ice or water, designed to allow users more freedom for their therapy.

TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Curv.ai: Curv is an athlete development platform that leverages patent-pending computer vision and augmented reality to transform the camera on any mobile device into a versatile tool that captures human motion, measures athletic abilities and evaluates injury risk.

2017 WINNERS

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COMMUNICATING WITH THE ATHLETE

COMMUNICATING WITH THE ATHLETE

GoRout: GoRout has created on-field wearable technology to help streamline the communication between football coaches and players by allowing players to receive digital play diagrams and data from coaches on the sideline.

TRAINING THE ATHLETE

TRAINING THE ATHLETE

Mobile Virtual Player: Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) is an innovative, patented training platform that allows coaches to teach and train players effectively while significantly reducing the risk of injury from player-to-player contact. MVP brings a highly-mobile, remote controlled, self-righting 'virtual player' onto the field to revolutionize football training.

MATERIALS TO PROTECT THE ATHLETE

MATERIALS TO PROTECT THE ATHLETE

Windpact: Windpact is a safety technology company that has developed a patented padding system that uses air and foam to absorb and disperse impact energy to improve the performance of helmets and protective gear. Driven by a team of engineers, designers and developers and led by a Pro Bowl NFL veteran, Windpact has begun integrating its flagship Crash Cloud technology into partner helmets and aims to further advance player health and safety through its scientific approach to product development.

2016 WINNERS

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THE FUTURE STADIUM

THE FUTURE STADIUM

Hyp3r: HYP3R makes it easy for businesses to engage influential customers at specific locations on a personal level in real-time.

BRING HOME THE GAME

BRING HOME THE GAME

LiveLike: LiveLike uses Virtual Reality to bring you and your friends together in a sports viewing experience that's as easy as turning on your TV and as thrilling as going to the stadium.

TOMORROW'S ATHLETE

TOMORROW'S ATHLETE

Kenzen: Kenzen delivers real-time health insights using patented biosensors, sweat analysis and predictive analytics. Our mission is to predict and preempt injury and health complications.