AQ is a brand of American professional sports support initiated by a group of professional practitioners of athletic training and sports physiotherapist. With professional knowledge of sports injury biomechanics and kinesiology, AQ aims to improve the function of its sports support products.
2007 WFATT(World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy) World Congress was held in Tokyo Japan In January 2007, professionals of athletic training and therapy from US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Japan, Korea, Mainland China and Taiwan gathered together, sharing their experience and professional knowledge in injury prevention of athletic elites, healthcare and rehabilitation.
During the congress, these experienced athletic trainers/therapists raised a question – why not summarize the athletic injuries prevention, rehabilitation skills and experience they had gained in the sports field, and develop them into athletic protection ware, so that more sports fans can be taken care of and benefit, thus implementing the motto of WFATT: To promote quality health care worldwide for active populations!
The motto of WFTAA aims to enhance the athletic quality through high quality athletic protection. It corresponds perfectly with the concept of AQ, so these experienced athletic trainers/therapists use AQ as the brand name, and put forward the slogan of “No AQ, Lose Fun”.
AQ, which stands for Active Quotient. As important as Intelligence Quotient(IQ) and Emotion Quotient(EQ). AQ reflects the performance of sports activities. Its formula goes as follows: AQ=Skill × Safety
For instance: Although an athlete may have the best skill, due to bad safety protection, accidental injury may occur, which will lead to bad performance, or even the total failure in whole life. In comparison, in order to increase safety by wearing heavy gears will hinder the performance. Therefore, in order to have the good performance, one must have excellent athletic skill and good safety at the same time, it must also be noted that increased safety should not hamper the athletic performance.