Montreal tech company wants to make you a better curler

A Montreal tech company is hoping to inject a little modernization into one of Canada’s oldest games.

At first glance, there’s not much high-tech about curling – all it takes is some brooms, 40-lb rocks and ice, but that’s something that IntelliSports co-founder John Morris wants to change.

“Technology in curling has barely existed in the last five years. We’ve seen some innovation with the brooms but it’s scant,” he said.

Morris, along with partner Jonathan Guillemette, recently developed Klutch Curling, a system which measures a curling rock’s speed, number of rotations and whether it’s pushing or pulling.

“This technology allows you to be very precise in your speed so you can then practice over and over and get consistent,” said Morris.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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