Innovations for Rio

With Rio 2016 less than a year away, this presentation will share insight into the process used and some of the challenges faced in looking for a performance edge through technology and equipment advances across Olympic and Paralympic Sports.

·  Who/what is EIS Research & Innovation Team

·  Look back at London

·  Process – how we prioritise our projects etc

·  Challenges

 - What is the athlete actually doing

 Case study·

Equipment optimisation case study

Naomi Stenhouse
Head of Project & Performance Engineering

Naomi has worked in elite sport for 15 years, in a variety of roles within the Performance Directorate at UK Sport and currently as Head of Projects and Performance Engineering at the English Institute of Sport. An engineering degree and a former life as an international netballer mean Naomi is well placed to translate between the sports and a GB wide network of engineering experts to seek out technology performance gains for athletes targeting medals in Rio and beyond.

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