UK Sport courts biophysical science innovations in rolling R&D programme:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Biophysical science innovations resulting from research conducted on the fringe of healthcare R&D are being engaged by UK Sport to support athletic performance. Eight "innovation partner" industry and university sector organisations - examples of "expertise in the fields of engineering, technology and human sciences" - have been chosen to collaborate with its Research and Innovation department, in a rolling development programme. Projects include: active and passive methods of body cooling (the University of Portsmouth's department of sport and exercise science is said to be a leader in thermal science research); optimal hydration; and biochemical recovery strategies. UK Sport is the government's leading sports development body.