FIFA投资的健身软件Train My Athlete发起众筹
近日，FIFA投资的科技平台Train My Athlete发起15万英镑股权融资项目，意在筹集市场推广资金。其目标对象是美国体育市场和其他一些机构，例如NHS和私人矫形外科医院。体育科学家和医疗人士可以使用这一软件管理运动员。
Train My Athlete的发起人兼CEO Liam Hayes曾是一名肌肉骨骼物理治疗师。当时他发现专业运动员和其健康管理团队之间的沟通效率仍有待提高。
Hayes说：“顶尖运动员和医疗团队之间竟然依靠纸质报告或whatsapp群组来沟通，这让我很惊讶。那样的沟通方式对于运动员来说不仅耗时还容易产生误会，而且也不够专业。整个医疗团队也无法互相配合。Train My Athlete 为医学专家们提供了解决方案：将理疗师、力量体能教练、医护人员和运动员都聚在一个地方。”
纽卡斯尔队和爱尔兰国家足球队的守门员说：“这款应用棒极了。有了它之后，我不用再时刻待在理疗师身边但还能保持联系，我的复建多亏了Train My Athlete。”
A £150,000 equity crowdfunding campaign has been launched for FIFA backed tech platform Train My Athlete. The funds are intended for marketing towards the American sports market and other institutions such as the NHS and private orthopaedic hospitals.
The app can be used by sports scientists and medical professionals when managing their athletes.
Train My Athlete was founded by chief executive officer, Liam Hayes. Whilst working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Hayes discovered that the communication between professional athletes and the teams who manage their health wasn’t as efficient as it could be.
Hayes said: “Whilst working with elite athletes I was surprised to see medical departments resorting to paper plans or whatsapp messenger groups to communicate their plans, which seemed time consuming, confusing and unprofessional for the athlete. It made it impossible for the whole medical team to work together for the athlete. Train My Athlete gives medical professionals just that, by connecting the Physio, the S&C coach, the medic and the athlete all in one place”
The app includes features such as a diet and workout planner, training analytics, team branding and a two-way messenger service allowing athletes to send their own pictures/videos to the medical professional; allowing for early advice on injuries and training issues.
Train My Athlete has already been used by professional football teams including Chelsea, Sunderland and Newcastle. The crowd funding campaign goes live on crowdfunding platform Seedrs in conjunction with the start of the Barclays Premier League 2016/17 season.
Goalkeeper for Newcastle and Republic of Ireland International said: “The app has been class. It’s been great to be away from the physios and still keep in contact, so it’s an important part of my recovery.”