LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (Thursday, April 15, 2021) - Oura Health, the company behind the health tech wearable that provides personalized overall health and sleep insights, today announced a partnership with the World Surf League (WSL), the home of the world's best surfing, to provide Oura Rings to help surfers return to competition.
As the WSL kicks-off the Australian leg of the Championship Tour (CT), surfers and on-site staff can opt-in to receive an Oura Ring to monitor their health. The WSL will also use Oura's Health Risk Management (HRM) platform throughout competitions to help with health and safety protocols as part of its robust and thorough COVID health and safety plans for each event. The HRM platform assigns a unique Risk Score to participating athletes and staff members that correlates with an individual's overall wellness. In the event that someone's score dips below certain levels, Oura will send an alert directly to the individual to let them know.
Oura helps surfers optimize their performance potential by delivering personalized Readiness, Activity, and Sleep insights automatically to their Oura app, just by wearing the Oura Ring throughout the day and night.
"We're thrilled to join the World Surf League in its efforts to provide surfers and staff with accurate data and insights to help improve their overall health and monitor their wellness," said Harpreet Singh Rai, Oura CEO. "We believe Oura can play an essential role in prioritizing the impact that sleep has on physical performance and are glad to support these efforts, especially in a time when health and safety are of the utmost importance."
"Oura is a perfect fit for the World Surf League as we kick off the Australia leg of the Championship Tour," said Bob Kane, General Counsel, World Surf League. "We're excited to add Oura Rings to our global COVID health and safety plans while also providing our surfers and staff a great tool to help them make better informed decisions about their training and recovery."
More information about the Oura Ring can be found online at ouraring.com.
About Oura Health:
Oura Health is the company behind the smart ring providing actionable insights on sleep and its impact on overall health. The ring tracks all stages of sleep and accounts for daily activity to provide practical steps for long term improvement. Founded in 2013, Oura is now used by top performers including Jack Dorsey, Michael Dell, Arianna Huffington, Marc Benioff, the NBA, the WNBA, NASCAR, UFC and more. Oura Health is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with offices in Helsinki and San Francisco. Oura has raised a total of $47M of funding from Forerunner Ventures, MSD Capital, Gradient Ventures, and Square. For more information, please visit http://ouraring.com/.
The Oura Ring is not a medical device and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, monitor, or prevent medical conditions/illnesses.