Custom made protection in sports – Presented by Arno Hermans, 3Dmouthguard, at the Sports Innovation Conference, which will take place on February 13, 2019, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
3Dmouthguard digitalises and automates the complete process of custom made mouthguards. Additive Manufacturing is part of the chain where intraoral imaging, materials, printers and software are interacting with eachother. It speeds up the delivery process combined with a perfect fit.
What drives you?
Looking to the past sport has not always been associated with technology but the world is changing fast. Arno is an Engineer by trade and a sportsman from the heart so for him what could be more natural than combining the two!! He is a born Business Initiator. His commitment and enthusiasm inspires people. With his technology background and commercial experience enabling him to connect both worlds.
What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Ball, knife and a radio
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
I strongly believe in Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Digital Mobile, Integrated Tech, Internet of Things, Materials, Quantified Self and Virtual Reality. A trend I see is Gamification.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
We will exercise more
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
It’s only a matter of time. Clubs, Federations, Governments and Municipalities will try to control this. In the end they have to facilitate.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
We are disrupting the complete dental industry
“Custom made protection comes out of a printer”
About Arno Hermans
When unconventional thinking is necessary, when excellence in chaos creates opportunities and for those looking for creativity on command, that is where Arno feels at home.
His strengths are to initiate, chase, organize, connect and push to add value to a company in motion. Basically, he is a born Business Initiator. His commitment and enthusiasm inspires people.
With his technology background and commercial experience enabling him to connect both worlds. Currently he’s founder of Sport eXperience as well as 3Dmouthguard. He also is partner in Running2020.
3Dmouthguard improves the way athletes enjoy their favorite sport by using cutting edge technology to produce sports apparel. T
ogether with its partners, 3Dmouthguard automates and digitizes the complete process of producing customized mouthguards.
Turning part of the production process digital allows better access, accuracy, delivery and personalisation.
3Dmouthguard combines comfort and safety and is “fit to score”.
For more information about Sports Innovation Conference and registration, visit https://sportinnovationconference.eu/