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Reducing injuries with the Get Set – Train Smarter app

The mobile app Get Set – Train Smarter provides training programs for all Olympic sports, free to use, even for us mortal, non-Olympians.

Deliveries

  • Mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Integration with content API from fittoplay.org

Technologies

  • React Native
  • Episerver CMS (now Optimizely)
  • Figma

Team

  • UX design 
  • UI design  
  • UX writing  
  • Mobile App development x2
  • Back-end development x3
  • Project Management  
  • Client Director 
Portrait of Fredrik Paasche.

“I enjoyed working on the Get Set app because I felt it was a very useful app for young athletes. In addition, the app was backed by the IOC, which gave it a stamp of quality.” Fredrik Paasche, Senior Mobile Developer, NoA Ignite Oslo

“A very useful app for young athletes.”

Challenge

Research shows that sports injuries can be reduced by up to 50% by implementing structured warm-up routines focused on injury prevention. Get Set – Train Smarter was created to help prevent sports injuries by providing the most evidence-based and effective warm-up routines for different sports through a free mobile app. All exercises are presented through videos, supported by short descriptions on how to perform them correctly. Exercises are presented with variations to make them more difficult and challenging as you progress.

The Get Set exercises are designed to be carried out with a minimum of equipment, to make them safe and easy to implement wherever you are. A dedicated program is available for each Olympic sport and for each body part, but you can also create your own custom workouts and share with your friends.

One man getting help from a second man to do warm-up exercises on a yoga mat.

Our approach

Get Set – Train Smarter is the result of a collaboration between the IOC, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, NoA Ignite, and several international sports federations. We ran a series of creative workshops and, in testing of early prototypes, we made sure to talk to everyone: young athletes, coaches, injury prevention scientists and other stakeholders. The first version of the app was released in time for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. Since then, the app has been updated with even more sports, and the content team has made it a citizen of the world by teaching it 9 languages.

In 2020, we created a brand-new version of the app with an updated visual design and new features to let users create their own custom workouts and share with friends. Using Figma, we ran a prototype-oriented design process to get feedback from users and the client despite the hurdles imposed by the pandemic. All workshops, meetings and conversations happened online. The app was built with React Native and was released in March 2021.

A man doing warm-up exercises.

The outcome

The new version of the Get Set – Train Smarter app was released in March 2021. Users can now group their favourite exercises for quick access, download workouts for offline use, create their own custom workouts and share them with other users.

We are proud that the Get Set team gave us top scores in their evaluation of the project, both on product quality, collaboration and communication.

The Get Set app will be pre-installed on Samsung 21 smartphones which will be received by all athletes competing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. But remember, you don’t have to be an Olympian to use the app, it is free for all to use!

You can download the Get Set app from App Store and Google Play.

Two people using the Get Set app that shows a list of body parts.

Our contribution

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  • Experience vision
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  • Strategy as process
  • Financial modelling

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Get in touch

Asbjørn Vølstad

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