KT360 Wins Gold Design Award

KT360 Wins Good Design Award Gold Accolade in Australia’s International Good Design Awards.

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards – the highest honor for design and innovation in the country were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week. KT360 received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Engineering Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.

More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognized with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.

About KT360

The KangaTech KT360 is an athlete testing and training platform, developed to revolutionize how elite sporting organizations understand injury risk and guide appropriate interventions. Sport specific athlete profiling is made possible through the KT360’s advanced software analytics and adaptable dynamometry system which accurately measures isolated neuromuscular strength, endurance and control.

Designed By:

KangaTech Pty Ltd

Whistle Design Group Pty Ltd

Fabtronics Australia Pty Ltd

Commissioned By:

KangaTech Pty Ltd

Designed In: Australia

The Good Design Awards Jury praised KangaTech KT360, commenting: “KT360 is an innovative application of engineering technology, using stress and strain gauge measurement with biomechanical engineering with bespoke data collection to improve athlete recovery and sports performance. The designers have found a niche application that will be highly beneficial in sports injury treatment and rehabilitation. The designers are commended for their ingenuity and innovation. ”

“This is a considerable improvement on existing approaches to testing and training for elite sports. The collaborative approach to developing KangaTech ensures uptake amongst clinicians and athletes. Strong features include data transfer and reconfigurability of the technology. The functional platform to test the readiness of an athlete or player, establish if the training has been appropriate, and the rate of recovery from injury is a great tool for trainer and coach. ”

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.”

“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is,” said Dr. Gien.

“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence - it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the shear brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.