AccYouRate, a European digital health innovator, has partnered with the Albanian National Olympic Committee (ANOC) to revolutionize youth sports training in Albania. The collaboration will involve the use of AccYouRate’s innovative smart T-shirt technology to support the introduction and training of young athletes in basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
The primary goal of the partnership is to encourage continuous sports practice among the young Albanian population, promoting health, social inclusion, and education. ANOC’s School Sports Teams project aims to engage 10,000 young individuals in volleyball and basketball across 61 cities in Albania. This initiative has already established approximately 700 teams for both boys and girls in pre-university and university education.
President of ANOC, Mr. Fidel Ylli, emphasized the importance of developing innovative methodologies that positively impact the relationship between sports, health, and the overall well-being of Albanian citizens, particularly the younger generations.
AccYouRate’s Sports Sector Solutions will play a crucial role in providing personalized performance and health analysis for young athletes. The aim is to ensure their safety during sports activities and enhance their overall quality of life and athletic abilities. To achieve this, AccYouRate is partnering with Engineering Group, a leading Italian digital solutions provider, and the Faculty of Life Science at the University of Bologna to implement a new analysis and profiling model.
This model will evaluate individual athletes using innovative algorithms, enabling real-time measurement of bio-vital parameters within a statistical-descriptive framework. The objective is to support coaches, trainers, doctors, and families in making informed decisions that maximize individual well-being while maintaining a balance between health and sports.
The collaboration between AccYouRate, Engineering Group, and the University of Bologna aims to not only advance the athletic skills of young Albanian athletes but also facilitate the development of predictive and personalized health-related models. These models will enable more effective healthcare strategies, optimizing public spending by Albanian healthcare authorities and organizations.
AccYouRate’s breakthrough smart T-shirt technology integrates e-textile technology and conductive polymeric sensors, supported by AI, big data, and a 5G-based central unit. This 100% textile shirt offers continuous real-time monitoring of vital body signals and transmits them to a cloud platform housing a comprehensive biomedical database. The smart T-shirt provides real-time online monitoring of seven vital signals, including ECG, heart rate, breathing pattern and depth, body temperature, motion, GPS, and body position for fall alerts. Accredited by renowned universities in Italy and the United States, AccYouRate’s technology has received medical certification and validation.
Dr. Amir Toren, a board member and executive director at AccYouRate, highlighted the goal of fostering a healthier, more health-conscious generation through active participation, going beyond enhancing athletic performance.
The collaboration between AccYouRate, ANOC, and their partners draws inspiration from the successful technology framework adopted in Italy by the Red Cross Association. By prioritizing health prevention and promotion among young and vulnerable segments of the population, the Red Cross has empowered individuals to make informed choices that promote well-being.
The partnership with Engineering Group will provide ANOC with a comprehensive data infrastructure, enabling competitive, selective, training, and medical-sports decisions across various parameters. The ultimate aim is to create a digital twins architecture for predictive health assessments, which could prove invaluable for future health policies.
AccYouRate, headed by Mr. Arnaldo Usai, is a leading digital health innovator based in Europe. The company employs 20 people and operates from headquarters and production facilities in L’Aquila and Bologna.
In conclusion, the partnership between AccYouRate, ANOC, and their collaborators aims to revolutionize youth sports training in Albania through the use of innovative smart T-shirt technology. By promoting continuous sports practice and prioritizing the health and well-being of young Albanian athletes, this collaboration has the potential to positively impact the future of sports and healthcare in the country.