Sports Science Consulting
The Rimkus Sports Science Consulting team works with leagues and teams, governing bodies, athlete associations, manufacturers, and investors to tackle the unique challenges facing the sports, fitness, and human performance industries.
Our consultants have decades of experience in industry and academia providing comprehensive testing and research services and are leaders in the development of quality standards for the assessment of sport and wearable technologies.
We understand the athlete mindset and work closely with in-house teams to develop responsive and timely solutions to address our clients’ challenges. Whether validating advertising claims, developing a technology decision-making process, or managing a comprehensive research program, Rimkus is actively engaged in advancing human performance technology.
Sports Science Consulting Experience
We have extensive experience across a range of products, technologies, and human performance applications related to:
- Athlete Performance Technology
- Digital Health and Fitness
- Elite and Youth Sports
- Footwear and Apparel
- Military and Tactical Athletes
- Nutritional Supplements
- Occupational Health and Industrial Athletes
- Personal Mobility Devices
- Protective Gear
- Sporting Equipment
- Wearable Sensors
To support our Sports Science Consulting services, our consultants offer additional expertise in the following areas:
- Biomechanical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Consumer Product Safety
- Electrical Engineering
- Facility Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
- Human Factors
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Movement Science
- Occupational Safety and Industrial Ergonomics
- Toxicology and Food Safety
Our Sports Science Consulting Services
Product Validation TestingRimkus consultants can provide independent third-party testing of human performance equipment and technology, including the development of custom testing protocols to evaluate product marketing claims and assess product quality.
Applied Research and Data CollectionWe help our clients gather research data with human users to inform product development through proof-of-concept testing, iterative design evaluation, and product performance assessments.
Product Safety and UsabilityThe Rimkus team can conduct product hazard analyses and risk assessments, design testing protocols, develop safety information and warnings, create and test instructions for use and care, and manage safety processes.
Research Program ManagementRimkus can advise clients on research strategy, assist in the coordination of internal and external research projects, and help manage academic partnerships, scientific advisory boards, and calls for proposals.
Scientific ConsultationRimkus experts can advise on the scientific validity, relevant use cases, and limitations of specific products or technologies within the current scientific landscape and industry trends.
Policy DevelopmentOur sports science consultants can provide guidance on policies and standards related to sports technology, including organization-specific processes to evaluate and integrate new technologies.
Regulatory GuidanceRimkus can assess product compliance with relevant standards and regulations, including North American and European regulatory frameworks.
Technical CommunicationsRimkus experts can prepare technical communications about testing and research that are tuned to a range of audiences, from press releases to peer-reviewed journal publications.
Education ProgramsWe provide clients with education and training on effective assessment and implementation of sports technology.