News archive - August 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In Rio, Canada’s Olympic cyclists testing UW-developed bracket

Canada’s track cyclists are making their final preparations for competition at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, and those preparations could include adding a part developed at the University of Waterloo to their bikes.

Waterloo engineering professor John McPhee says he received a phone call last month from the Canadian Sports Institute, which had a bit of an unusual request.

“They needed some new parts designed and prototyped,” he said in an interview. [Read more]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team

Waterloo research team had one week to design and deliver a complex handlebar connector that helps athletes stay in the optimal position for maintaining speed.

A tight timeline was only fitting when engineers at the University of Waterloo took on a special project for the Canadian track cycling team headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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