Emma Meehan – Precision Sports Technology
Emma Meehan founded sports technology start-up Precision Sports Technology in 2021 and it is always great to welcome a self-starter onto this list.
The company develops software to transform the way athletes, coaches, physiotherapists, their patients and fitness enthusiasts engage with and execute exercise programmes, by harnessing objective metrics from human movement.
The software uses LiDAR technology to accurately detect the joints of the body, and display to the athlete and coach, in real-time, how well the athlete is performing the exercise, translating the data into an easily understood dashboard.
For the athlete, it can reduce the risk of injury, enhance performance and increase motivation and understanding of strength and conditioning exercises.
Meehan founded the company after securing a place on Enterprise Ireland’s entrepreneur development programme, New Frontiers and SportX, Ireland’s first sports-focused pre-accelerator programme.
She graduated with a first-class degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from NUI Galway and combined her interests in the business being a qualified physical trainer as well.
The company is still at the stage of a working prototype and is being trialled at a number of fitness education institutions and clubs.
This annual list identifies those under the age of 30 who are making a mark in the business of sport in 2022. It is compiled with the ongoing support of PwC, ‘where potential becomes success’.
The criteria for nomination is that they should either be working in a role that sees them playing a significant part in sports administration, sports marketing or the commercial world of sport; or that they are a graduate of an Irish third-level institution and making their mark on the international stage, and that they were born in or after 1992.