The activities of the Association include research, dissemination, and technological transfer (Fig.1).
The Association promotes and organizes scientific studies in the following areas: • Epidemiological assessment of the risks associated with the sport. • Conception, design, and development, prototyping and testing safety equipment and systems, function/performance evaluation systems and rehabilitation systems. • Development of sport-specific training programs. • Organization and evaluation of rehabilitation programs. • Formulation of expert opinions and consensus statements on specific topics of interest. • Definition of procedures and guidelines that envisage the cooperation of healthcare personnel with specialists in technologies, materials, bioengineering, and artificial intelligence (AI). • Clinical research in general.
The Association carries out training activities through: • The organisation of events: conferences, conventions, university summer schools, university programs, advanced training and courses for professionals based on recent evidence (Fig. 2). • Development of research teams in specific areas. • Scientific dissemination through the launch and coordination of Special and Thematic Issues in authoritative scientific journals.
6.3. TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER
The Association has a technology platform for • Telemedicine and telehealth • Health services that exploit technological devices such as wearable sensors, smart-clothing, electro-medical and diagnostic equipment. The services shall be offered to sports federations, associations, foundations, organisers of sporting events and health promotion initiatives.