Push Sports braces have scientific research high on its list of priorities. Therefore it developed collaborations with state-of-the-art institutions and foundations, such as The Drake Foundation, FIFPro and the Amsterdam University Hospital Centers.
The Drake Foundation
The Drake Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to understanding and improving the health and welfare of sports players through scientific research and collaboration. Launched in 2014, the Foundation has already invested over £2 million into research funding and open access resources.
Much of the Foundation’s work to date has centered on concussion and head injuries in sport; knowledge that will serve not only to improve sports safety but also provide valuable insight into the processes underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia.
At present, The Drake Foundation is funding several ongoing studies across football and rugby, working with teams in the football Premier League; Premiership and Championship rugby union leagues; and leading researchers across the UK and beyond.
The Drake Football Study
With multiple ground-breaking concussion projects underway, the Foundation is also growing their portfolio of research funding to investigate the long-term effects of playing and retiring from professional sport on mental and physical health, with the Drake Football Study being the first project in this area. Push Sports has invested in a long term relationship with the study and the investigators, which enables them to gather scientific information. It creates possibilities for further research, development and/or improvement of their products.