TORONTO, ONTARIO – Humber College and PUSH are partnering to test smart apparel platforms to improve the performance of Olympic, national and provincial level track and field athletes. This partnership gives students the opportunity to learn about the process of product development, testing and validation in real-world scenarios.

Humber students and PUSH will be testing their new wearable garments, such as compression pants woven with miniature accelerometers, to see if they improve elite athlete performance. Through this partnership, PUSH’s current technology will be incorporated into Humber’s lab curriculum allowing students and faculty to capture, track and assess performance using a versatile wearable band and training system.

“Partnering with PUSH creates a unique applied learning opportunity for students that gives them experience that will help prepare them for their careers,” said Brad Corcoran, Program Coordinator for the Fitness and Health Promotion, Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management programs. “Integrating PUSH’s wearable technology into our curriculum will provide our students with the opportunity to work with real-time data and biomechanical feedback that furthers their ability to track workout performance and progress.”

Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion, Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management and the University of Guelph-Humber’s Kinesiology programs will work with PUSH on testing their wearable technology and participating in their research and development process. The testing will take place within highly specialized fitness and exercise science labs at Humber. The college has the only facility in the GTA with both 3D motion capture and an instrumented treadmill for precision gait analysis.

As part of the partnership;

  • Humber professors and students will work with PUSH on applied research projects involving product testing and the smart apparel platform.
  • PUSH will provide opportunities for Humber students for internships and postgraduate employment.
  • PUSH will donate 24 PUSH Bands kits and software licences for use in the college’s Exercise Prescription Lab.
  • PUSH will access Humber’s unique Biomechanics laboratory and technology for product research and development

“We are thrilled to begin work with Humber College on this new next-generation sport technology product,” said Rami Alhamad, CEO at PUSH. “The Smart Apparel platform stands to transform how sport scientists, physiotherapists, and rehab specialists train their athletes and clients.”

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

About PUSH
Our mission is to push human performance forward through technology. Our hardware-enabled performance monitoring system supports athletes in automatically tracking their training and gaining real objective insights on their performance in the weight room. These insights produce faster, stronger, and more resilient championship athletes. PUSH is in active use by over 115+ pro-teams as well as over 45,000 athletes and coaches. We have the world's largest training dataset, enabling innovations at entirely new levels. PUSH is perfectly positioned to dominate the consumer market with an authentic product offering taking advantage of fitness trends focussed on remote and at-home training.

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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca

For more information, please contact:
Robert Pacey
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
PUSH
rob@trainwithpush.com