Stephen Smith

Kitman Labs

Stephen founded sports technology company Kitman Labs in 2012 to enable professional and elite sports teams to help reduce injury risk and increase player availability. Built by sports practitioners, data and sport scientists, Kitman Labs understands there is a better way to leverage the data available to sports coaches and staff.

Prior to founding Kitman Labs, Stephen was Senior Injury Rehabilitation and Conditioning Coach with the Leinster Rugby Club in Ireland for six years. Stephen earned his undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation from Carlow Institute of Technology Ireland, and his master’s degree in Football Rehabilitation from Edgehill University, UK. Stephen’s master’s thesis investigated the analysis of combined risk factors as predictors of athletic injury; this research served as the foundation for Kitman Labs. Stephen also holds a graduate diploma in strategic HR management. Stephen has developed strong professional links with international physiotherapists and rehabilitation coaches and maintains a close relationship with the Sports Therapy MSc Programme Leader at Edge Hill University. His areas of expertise include injury prevention and rehabilitation and he has a strong interest in the use of technology and emerging trends in sport science to further enhance athletic and human resilience.

Stephen is a self-proclaimed sports science and athletic performance nerd.


Year: 2016
Category: Emerging
Sector: Technology