TECH NEED

Seeking Sports Science Expertise in Sports Performance Analysis and Recommendation for Children

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Infocomm - Educational Technology
Infocomm - Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining & Data Visualisation
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TN174428

Background/Description

Sports provide good physical education and development for children. Participation in sports is closely associated to physical health, mental well-being, and the development of important life skills for the youth including communication, teamwork, decision-making, leadership, perseverance, and time-management. To improve sport performance, it would be important to leverage on sport science, coaching and technology to attract, identify and develop talent to achieve a competency level in a particular sport.

Currently, children who sign up for different sports programme are evaluated by the coaches on each session for that particular sport. There is no system in place to analyze and recommend the most suitable sports for each child, so it is difficult for parents, educators, and sports coaches to identify a sport or determine if a child will excel in a sport based on his physical attributes, sport dispositions and strengths. A Singapore-based company who is currently providing sports coaching for children aged 7-12 years old, is seeking technology providers and experts in sports science or physical education to co-create an assessment system for sports performance analysis and recommendation for children.

Technology Specification

The assessment system should preferably, establish the fundamental movements skills to core components of physical literacy in a particular sport such as football and if possible, to extend to other sports performance analysis. The assessment tools could aid in screening and creating suitable training plan to improve the individual player as to improve his or her competency level in a particular sport.

The end users of the system will be educators and sports coaches.

The tech expert or partner should work together with the company to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Evaluate in a feasibility study on the technical viability of developing performance analysis and sports recommendation of young children (7 to 12 years old) for certain sports.
  • Design, develop and recommend physical tests and performance metrics to be used as a basis for assessment of the subject under test on his/her suitability to take up certain sports.
  • Conduct the necessary trials to verify the performance metrics and recommend the most suitable sports for each child.
  • In future identify potential talents at early stage to provide opportunities for future professional training.

Preferred Business Model

  • Business Collaboration (Joint Venture)
  • IP Acquisition
  • Licensing
  • R&D Collaboration