Announcing Sports Tech and Human Performance ~ Spring 2020
Last year’s Sports Tech Challenge Lab received much attention from Cal students eager to dive headfirst into the fields of sports, technology, and science. In the Spring 2020 semester, this new challenge lab will be expanding in both scope and impact. The new course, led by Danielle Vivo and taught by Stephen Torres and Ken Singer, is titled the Sports Tech & Human Performance Challenge Lab.
This revamping of an already sought-after course was possible thanks to support and collaboration from the Robert & Kathleen Dobkin Intuitive Foundation. The Intuitive Foundation aims to support education, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the fields of engineering, technology, medicine, and science. One of their primary areas of focus is human performance.
The goal is for students to delve deep into the issues faced by athletes, teams, and individuals alike, ultimately finding new solutions to address several broad and interwoven categories: Physical Performance & Training, Health & Recovery, Mental & Cognitive Performance, Data & Analytics, eSports, and Gaming. Students will spend 15 weeks undergoing ideation, user validation, testing, feedback, building, and presenting a final prototype at the end of the course. The most successful teams will go on to pitch at the Collider Cup and receive a legitimate chance to fund their venture!