The success of the tool is its simplicity. It takes 15-20 seconds in the morning to complete on a smartphone, or computer, the feedback is immediate and accessible to coaches. The athlete can follow the recommendation or ignore it, as the tool can be used to intentionally stress the body, or to monitor stress levels and avoid overstressing it.
Neville says, ‘We initially thought that endurance type events would benefit more from the product but we are finding that team sports and power events have taken particularly well to the tool. We have Olympic weight lifters and sprinters and other power athletes who are finding the tool particularly useful.’
Now Neville’s team are adapting Restwise for other markets such as in post-operative recovery and for personal fitness training. Its simplicity means the same technology and smart algorithms can be used in other domains where recovery is vital.