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Multiple wearable companies claim that their technologies are capable of detecting COVID-19 in athletes, some even before the athletes themselves feel symptoms coming on. But how effective are they? What are they looking for exactly? Who gets the data and who doesn’t? And how committed must the athletes be to the technologies in order for the wearables to work? We’ll explore all these questions and more with the leaders behind the tech on this session of The Way Back.
John "Capo" Capodilupo is the CTO and Co-Founder at WHOOP, a technology company building wearable fitness trackers and an analytics suite that provides feedback to help people optimize their training and performance. Capo leads technology strategy and development efforts at WHOOP across hardware, software, signal processing, and data science teams. Capo attended Harvard where he was studying astrophysics and computer science before dropping out to co-found WHOOP. WHOOP is the Official Recovery Wearable of the NFL Players’ Association and the only product of its kind approved for in-game use by Major League Baseball. Most recently, organizations like The PGA and LPGA Tours as well as the University of Tennessee procured WHOOP to support player performance and health during a return to sports.
Markus Deutsch is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fusion Sport, developer of the Smartspeed Timing Gate System and Smartabase Human Performance Platform. After completing his PhD in Exercise Physiology and consulting to the New Zealand All Blacks, Markus’ passion for using technology to improve athletic performance led him to start Fusion Sport in 2003. Recognizing the growth in the wearables and data driven performance industry the Fusion Sport team developed an analytics platform, Smartabase, to collect and make sense of this data for elite sport. Today Smartabase is the central analytics and athlete management platform for over 260 organizations and leagues across the globe and remains the industry leader in human performance for sport, military, the arts and employee health. In his role as CEO Markus maintains an active role in product development and continues to work closely with a range of Fusion Sport clients around the world.
Harpreet Singh Rai is the Chief Executive Officer of Oura and a member of its board. His purpose is to be part of a team that is committed to improving the well-being of others. Under his leadership, Oura has grown to a team of over 100 employees globally and has launched its Generation 2 ring, shipping over 100,000 units to 90 different countries. He is responsible for Oura’s vision and strategy and guides decisions that ensure the organization's financial health. Before Oura, Harpreet was a portfolio manager who led the technology, media and telecom portfolio at Eminence Capital for 9 years. He began his career working in Morgan Stanley’s merger and acquisitions group. Harpreet studied electrical engineering at the University of Michigan.
Registration is free. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording once the session concludes.
The Way Back: How Sports Innovate and Thrive is a SportTechie Live series of interactive and engaging conversations examining how tech and innovation will bring sports back (safely) during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are free to attend.
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