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Chagger Sees How TritonWear Technology is Making a Splash

Waterloo - Bardish Chagger attended a demonstration of TritonWear technology – a wearable device that is making Canadian swimmers more competitive by providing state-of-the-art training data.

Canada is committed to being a nation that can compete in a digital world. This was highlighted this week when Minister Chagger went poolside at the University of Waterloo to watch former Waterloo Warrior, and TritonWear Inc.'s co-founder and CEO, Tristan Lehari lead a demonstration of this groundbreaking wearable performance tracking device. Also in attendance was David Penton, from the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association; Jeff Slater, Head-coach of the Waterloo Warriors Varsity Swim Team, and members of the Waterloo Warriors Swim Team.

Benefitting from a $500,000 investment from the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII), TritonWear has developed a wearable device that competitive swimmers attach to their goggles. It measures numerous aspects of their performance regarding speed and stroke efficiency. Performance data is transmitted in real-time to a coach's tablet for every athlete in the pool simultaneously. By providing information in real-time and tracking valuable insights over time, this technology is improving the way that athletes train. With the future of sports becoming more data-driven, TritonWear's analytics are at the forefront of training technology.

While at the University of Waterloo, Minister Chagger also announced six other SOFII loans through the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association. The list is available in the backgrounder.

The Government's Innovation Agenda aims to make Canada a global centre for innovation — one that creates jobs, drives growth across all industries and improves the lives of all Canadians. These investments are an example of that vision in action.



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