The days are ticking away and 14 March is on the horizon, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for the London Sport Awards 2019.
We’re exactly a week away from the big night and we’re focusing in on our final Award category for this year to give you the inside track on the Award and the groups and people that are in the running.
The Technology for Participation Award in association with Sport Tech Hub – Who’s up for the Award?
The Technology for Participation Award in association with Sport Tech Hub is in it’s second year at the London Sport Awards in 2019 having previously been named The Making It Easier Award. The Award recognises the role of technology in supporting people to be more physically active.
Here’s the three groups in the running to take home The Technology for Participation Award on 14 March.
BetterPoints, an evidence-led health, sustainability & social behaviour change tech organisation uses incentive-based approaches to behaviour change.
Using the BetterPoints app users record desired behaviours such walking, cycling, running, scooting.
Subject to verification using our sophisticated algorithms, they’re awarded BetterPoints – digital currency which can be redeemed for rewards or donated to charity.
Walk with Path
Walk With Path has designed two wearable tech products with the primary aim of increasing a person’s ability to walk independently.
Path Finder, launched in 2017, uses lasers worn on a person’s shoe as a visual cue to assist those with mobility impairments to walk independently and with confidence.
Path Finder allows people to re-engage in physical activities they have been unable to, like walking with friends or around the house.
Street Tag is a gamified healthy lifestyle app that promotes and enhances community-wide participation in physical activities (walking, cycling and running).
The app turns communities, landmarks, streets, parks as well as historic locations/routes into a giant digital playground that rewards the community for walking, running or cycling around those locations.
During the Street Tag game, participants record their distance walked by scanning virtual tags or QR codes on lamp posts with their smartphone at various locations, watching their total distance accumulate to climb up on the local leader-board, creating competition, being physically active and opportunity to rediscovering their area.
What Our Sponsors Are Saying
“It is a real honour to be able to sponsor The Technology for Participation Award at the London Sport Awards this year.
“Our belief in the power of technology to get more people active it absolutely epitomised by our trio of shortlisted nominees and all three deserve recognition.
“London is the Sport Tech capital of Europe, with nearly €100m invested into the start-up ecosystem in 2018.
“We look forward to growing the impact of Sport Tech in encouraging more people to lead physically active lifestyles and celebrating the companies behind this technology at the Awards.”Sport Tech Hub
You can be there with us as we find out who wins The Technology for Participation Award at the London Sport Awards 2019. Tickets are on sale now, but hurry – they’re selling fast, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!