‘Quality Assessment of Sport Technologies’ Special Interest Group

The Quality Assessment of Sport Technologies Special Interest Group is comprised of members from academia, industry, and sports interested in advancing the development and implementation of sport technology using research-driven and evidence-based standards and best practices.


White paper & Peer-reviewed paper

The papers introduce a standardized, evidence-based framework which can be adopted by sports technology stakeholders to assess the value, usability, and quality of technology. 

Developed in collaboration with 48 experts across the sports industry by means of a Delphi study design, the Sports Technology Quality Framework consists of 25 measurable features grouped under five quality “pillars”:

  • Quality Assurance & Measurement
  • Established Benefit
  • Ethics & Security
  • User Experience
  • Data Management

This framework will serve to create a common language for organizations, manufacturers, investors, and consumers to improve the efficiency of their decision making on sports technology.

Download White paper   Download peer-reviewed pubication


Assessment sheet

In addition to the White Paper we created an assessment sheet that you can use to apply the framework to a subject of your choice. 

Put the theory into practice and run through pillars A to E. Empty space is provided at each pillar feature for an assessment, and we included some space for evaluation as well so you can identify where there is room for improvement.

Download the Assessment sheet here



Tech use is growing everywhere, and sport is no exception. The sport industry is not keeping pace with this growth.

Stakeholders, from sport governing bodies to investors, struggle to effectively evaluate and integrate new technologies.

Lack of consensus standards and education around this topic make it particularly difficult to navigate.

As tech continues to outpace expertise in sport, regulation and/or upskilling will need to ensue to limit risk of injury, data breach, etc.


Establish a Quality Framework

To develop a standardized, evidence-based framework which can be adopted by sport technology stakeholders to assess the value, usability, and quality of technology, as well as develop and improve new and existing products.

Educate Technology Stakeholders

To provide education to key stake holders, and in particular to advance curricula at the undergraduate and graduate level, to improve decision-making around development, evaluation, and implementation of sport technology.

Promote Research & Development

To encourage research on quality assessment and development of additional tools for the assessment process, including ongoing refinement of the quality framework and development of case studies.


  • Sam Robertson
    Sam Robertson
    Chair // Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University (Australia)
  • Jessica Zendler
    Jessica Zendler
    Co-chair // Special Consultant and Forensic Engineer in Sports, Biomechanics, and Human Factors
  • Kristof De Mey
    Kristof De Mey
    Co-chair // PhD in sports physical therapy at Ghent University; Sports Technology, Innovation & Business Developer
  • Dhruv Seshadri
    Dhruv Seshadri
    PhD at CWRU Biomedical Engineering. Wearable Tech - Digital Health - Bioelectronics.
  • Garrett Ash
    Garrett Ash
    Using continuous glucose monitors and other wearables to develop personally tailored physical activity interventions for people with diabetes.
  • Rob Aughey
    Rob Aughey
    Sport scientist at Track and Professor of sport science at Victoria University
  • Camilla Brockett
    Camilla Brockett
    Associate Professor / Sport Performance and Systems at Victoria University
  • Jade Haycraft
    Jade Haycraft
    Research Fellow (Sport Science) at Victoria University. Focused on validating sport technology, with background in S&C + talent identification
  • Joe Rogowski
    Joe Rogowski
    Chief Medical Director, NBA Retired Players Association
  • Lena Kober
    Lena Kober
    BSc, Victoria University

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