MUJO, the world’s first range of fitness machines which allow users to perform controlled multi-axial exercises though all ranges of motion, has been shortlisted at the 2015 Sports Technology Awards in the Most Promising Concept category.
The company’s nomination at the Awards, which recognise the best technological innovations in sport, is a significant development for MUJO as the company continues to introduce its pioneering products to the elite sports market.
The MUJO concept is designed and patented to help the user re-build their strength after injury or post-surgery, or to prevent the likelihood of injury in commonly damaged and problematic body areas.
MUJO’s solutions are expected to set new benchmarks in elite sports, where injury prevention, reducing time off due to injury and having a measurable way to determine an athlete’s fitness is crucial. The machine is relevant across multiple sports, including rugby, cricket, swimming, tennis, golf, cycling and football.
MUJO’s initial range of two stations (External Shoulder and Internal Shoulder) is currently being trialled by several Barclays Premiership football clubs and a number of elite sports organisations within the UK. The company is also developing four lower limb solutions and a spine solution.
Having won a funding award from Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) – the UK Government’s innovation agency, MUJO is also working with leading clinical and academic partners, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, to develop an electronic and software layer to improve the delivery of complex rehabilitation exercises to commonly injured body areas in the elite sports sector.
The Awards are judged by a leading panel, collectively representing expertise from every facet of the industry, including: Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, The British Olympic Association; Dr Andy Harland, Director of the Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University; and Gary Lewin Head Physiotherapist for The England Football Team. The winners of each category will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Friday 27 March 2015.