After completing his PhD on Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Control during Human Locomotion and many years consulting in elite sport and private practice, Dr Steve Saunders joined North Melbourne Football Club in 2010. He was charged with the responsibility of developing a world leading sports science / medical program. The focused, science-based push to drastically reduce injuries while substantially increasing training loads and on field performance was successful on all fronts.
Steve was frustrated initially by a lack of products on the market that were founded on science and proven within a large team environment. In 2015, in partnership with technology company Biarri and NMFC, KangaTech was formed.
2011 - 2014
R&D Initiative with the North Melbourne Football Club (NMFC) investigating injury risk and injury prevention programs that utilise dynamometry and data analytics.
This Initiative is developed after the completion of Dr Steve Saunders’ PhD investigating the neuromuscular control of the spine and pelvis during locomotor tasks.
Partnership with Biarri - specialists in optimisation and commercial mathematics as well as data analytics, visualisation and reporting
NMFC validates KangaTech and records lowest soft tissue injury occurrence between 2011-2015
Technology is spun out by NMFC and KangaTech is established.
First NBA, EPL, Cricket and Extreme Sport Clients
Expansion into NHL, MLB, MLS & NCAA Teams.
First clinical research trials through independent Australian Universities.
Second generation platform KT360 Launched
Expansion into European and South American Football
UK office established with local staff