Canadian Sport Instute

Customers and Product Testing Participants Testimonials

“Polar Electro is proud to work with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary on product validation and end-user testing. They have been very accommodating and flexible in all project phases, and managed timelines and tasks efficiently. We are extremely satisfied with this collaboration and warmly recommend their services for product validation and user testing.”

Dr. Raija Laukkanen, FACSM
Director, Science Collaborations
Polar Electro Oy, HQ, Finland
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"The Sport Technology Research Lab has collaborated with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary on a number of research and development projects over the years. Working with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, we have established internships and practicum placements for undergraduate and graduate students, and visiting national/international students to help them develop expertise in performance analysis and validation of innovative sport technologies. We have also collaborated on developing new resources and publishing our research results."

Larry Katz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Sport Technology Research Lab
Faculty of Kinesiology
The University of Calgary


“The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary Sport Product Testing group has the unique opportunity to interact with some of Canada's top athletes and coaches. My experience as a User Testing participant was valuable on a couple levels. As a recently retired athlete I am still quite in touch with the latest in sport science, and the product I tested had to satisfy the standards I have developed over many years of training to be the best in my sport. As a national team coach, I am very interested in how wearable devices can be effectively utilized by my athletes during daily training. I really like the way Pro and John outlined their expectations for the product testing and their understanding of sport and technology made it easy for me to convey my experiences while using the product.”

Lyndon Rush
Bobsleigh Olympic Medallist, Coach
User Testing participant

“I have participated in research projects with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary’s Sport Product Testing group. John and Pro conduct their studies with true professionalism and also make this unique testing environment fun and relaxed. I’m a very inquisitive person by nature, and I was impressed with their depth of knowledge when answering my many questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to participate in another study.”

Tracy McEachern
Metallurgical Engineer, former Varsity volleyball athlete, avid fitness enthusiast
Validation Study participant

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