Together with our partners, the University of Amsterdam, AZ Alkmaar and the KNZB we were told at the Meet & Match afternoon of Sportinnovator that we have won the National Sports Innovation Prize 2018.
From 39 proposals, five innovations were chosen by a jury consisting of a delegation from the Top Team Sport and experts from the field. The theme of the National Sportinnovator Prize 2018 was “Mind Your Fitness”, with which we searched for revolutionary ideas that are potentially of great value for the mental fitness of top and recreational athletes. The winning innovations excel in their great impact for the sport. “With these innovations we can optimally support athletes,” says jury chairman Martin Olde Weghuis.
Cato: The Coach who never sleeps
Our concept for the National Sportinnovator Prize is Cato a virtual coach (Chatbot) that supports athletes 24/7 to mentally peak at the right moments.
Through Cato, athletes can be accompanied even more intensively to come and remain mentally at top level.
Below an example conversation of the Cato Chatbot: