The world’s largest competition for start-ups in the sports industry presented 7 of the most innovative concepts from over 400 submissions received.
Main award: Original+
Original+ (Austria) is a concept of mass production alpine skis. Specially designed software with artificial intelligence allows the interpretation of biometric data of the user. This information with details about the preferred style and area of skiing and other parameters give the full set of data translated into a tailor-made set of skis.
Hero Water Wear
Hero Water Wear (Australia) received the award in the Apparel category. Functional shirt designed for water sports boasts a priceless function of lifesaving. Hero works thanks to its inflatable chambers placed on the chest and shoulders of the shirt. It is integrated with carbon dioxide cartridge and you can activate it with a ripcord. This way the cloth buoys the user on surface of the water. In addition, it protects against sunburn thanks to the SPF 50.
diPulse (Sweden) is the winner of Wearables category. The start-up used electrostimulation (EMS) to support particular muscles training. Components used are based on carbon elements and are attached to the clothes without wires or electrodes. Moreover, the virtual trainer collects the data in real time and gives a user a feedback about his activity.
The Accessories category was won by Bluebird Mountain with its PowderBee drone. It shortens the time of searching for avalanche victims. It can fit any backpack as it is light and compact. It will also assist in case of an emergency. The drone scans through the surface of the avalanche. When it registers a signal, it informs with the use of acoustic and visual information and lands in the nearest place possible.
YoRoller (Austria) was awarded in Fitness category. This portable station for training support indoors and outdoors can be easily placed on poles, handrails and even trees. YoRoller works like a horizontal yo-yo which transforms the rotation energy according to the users’ movement.
Inobo (France) is a kiteboard including high-performance and stable exoskeleton and other modular parts which can be changed according to the users’ experience, skills, preferences, and various prevailing conditions.
In Hardware Winter category the winner is The Split Ski concept (Poland) which simplifies transport and storage of the skis thanks to the special folding elements which allows fitting the skis in the backpack.