VO2 Master democratizes human performance and metabolism information to everyone’s benefit. For the better part of a century, labs and research facilities have had access to VO2 analysis, which is the gold-standard in the assessment of athletes’ performance, and diet planning through weight management. With VO2 Master, this valuable information is now accessible by everyone. Gone are the days of guesswork in prescribing training plans, tracking recovery, and balancing the caloric throughput.
2013 – Conception
VO2 Master started as a conversation between a computer programmer and a physician with a shared passion for coaching and testing endurance athletes. Peter was hungry for more of a challenge than the University Computing Science Department could offer. Andrew was frustrated with the poor user experience typical of lab cart VO2 analyzers. Together, they dreamed of an assessment tool that could truly capture an athlete’s physiologic responses to real world situations. The goal was to close the massive gap between the static University based labs and the athletic experience on the road, the trails, the track, and beyond. The concept of the first portable, wireless, VO2 analysis device the world had ever seen was born.
2015 – Research Breakthroughs
In 2015 VO2 Master collaborated on a successful research project with professors Kenneth Chau and Joshua Brinkerhoff from the University of British-Columbia, that resulted in a patent application. This was the innovation accelerant that helped make VO2 Master a world leader in VO2 analysis and started the development of several more pending patents.
2016 – Extensive User Validation
Patient years of beta user testing, product iterations, and validation ensured VO2 Master was ready to compete head-on with lab carts for VO2 analysis in weight management and human performance testing. No compromise was made in delivering to coaches, researchers, and clinics the VM Pro – a portable, affordable, and easy-to-use metabolic analyzer. The democratization of valuable performance and health information is an inevitable trend of the 21st century.
2017 to Present – Growth
With happy customers on every continent, including the likes of Nike, Trek, Adidas, and many national federations, coaching businesses, and fitness centres, VO2 Master is realizing its vision as the new standard in VO2 analysis. Looking forward, we at VO2 Master are just getting started. There is so much great progress yet to be made, to make athletes faster, weight loss safer, and people more active.
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