Gait Up among the wearable technologies champions of the year28.01.2016 08:45
The world champions in wearables were announced at the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE. Among them is Gait Up, a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). Gait up focuses on motion analysis with wearables.
The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is the leading worldwide innovation competition in the field of Wearable Technologies. This year 28 start-ups were nominated out of 450 submissions received from all over the world. Out of the 28, only six wearable world champions and the WT Innovator of the Year 2016 – including Gait Up from Switzerland were awarded from each of the six categories; Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Safety & Security, Gaming & Lifestyle and two special prizes for Smart Clothing as well as Smart Jewelry.
Under the category sports and fitness, Gait Up was declared the champion for their wearable Run Up, an advanced wearable motion analysis product for sports and medicine. It provides clinical grade analysis of running mechanics without calibration and helps athletes to reach peak performance as well as trainers and therapists to see e.g. historic trends or injury warnings.
Gait Up has been developing substantially since its start in 2013. The company benefits from 15 years of scientific experience in the field of movement analysis and measurements, and is now providing innovative products for objective evaluation of health and performance, based on wearable sensor technology. Currently, over 50 customers in academics, clinics, and industry in Europe, Canada, US and Asia are using the services from Gait Up.
Andrea Onetti, Group Vice President and General Manager of Volume MEMS and Analog Division at STMicroelectronics said about the winners of the competition: “Seeing all of these great entrepreneurs showcasing their incredible wearable products on stage—and these represent only the tip of the iceberg among the hundreds that were nominated—demonstrates the vitality and innovation happening today in wearables. It is an honour and a pleasure for STMicroelectronics to participate in the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup and contribute our little piece to their success.”
About Gait Up
Gait Up is a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), funded in 2013. Gait Up is pursuing innovation in both hardware and software aspects of motion analysis used in for the production of movement analysis wearables for professionals.
About the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup
The WT | Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is the leading worldwide innovation competition in the field of Wearable Technologies. It was first launched in 2009, and over 3,500 contestants already took part. The WT | Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup invites contestants from all over the world to submit innovative solutions in the areas of sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, gaming & lifestyle, safety & security, smart jewelry and smart clothing. An international panel of industry experts will select the most innovative products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability.