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Two people take part in a Good Boost session through the company's new new land-based app
Two people take part in a Good Boost session through the company's new new land-based app

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Award-winning Good Boost create land-based app to help even more Londoners

London Sport Awards winners Good Boost have adapted their world-leading technology to enable them to support even more Londoners enjoy the benefits of being active.

Good Boost picked up The Technology and Innovation Award in the stunning Guildhall at the London Sport Awards in March but the social enterprise was hit significantly by the covid-19 pandemic.

With their personalised aquatic sessions unable to take place with facilities closed, the team of physiotherapists, osteopaths and software engineers developed a land-based version of the app.

Their new app – released today (Friday 14 August) – means any space, inside the home or outside, can be a therapeutic space for Londoners suffering with MSK (musculoskeletal) conditions.

Their ‘re-trained’ AI software enables the app to provide individually tailored exercises that anyone can follow from their phone and adapts and evolves following each session.

The release means that Good Boost, an alumnus of London Sport’s Sport Tech Hub, can continue on their mission to measurably improve health lives through personalised movement and rehabilitation.

Since winning a London Sport Award, Good Boost gained funding as part of Innovate’s ‘business lead response to Covid-19’ and have been selected for Microsoft’s ‘AI for Good’ accelerator.

Ben Wilkins, CEO Good Boost, said:

“Good Boost is reducing the need for medication, avoiding surgeries, reducing pain and giving older adults back their independence through our ground-breaking new app.

“It’s easy to use, inexpensive and has a range of programmatic exercises which benefit a broad range of MSK conditions, from arthritis to falls fractures.”

Patrick Colbeck, Sport Tech Hub’s Programme Manager, said:

“Good Boost are a fantastic example of how the power of technology can create accessible and affordable community services that reduce health inequalities.

“We’re extremely proud to see Good Boost go from strength to strength since graduating from the Sport Tech Hub programme, topped off by winning a London Sport Award.

“With swimming facilities shut they’ve pivoted perfectly to ensure Londoners with MSK conditions can continue to enjoy the benefits of movement from the comfort of their own home.”

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