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Collaboration Announcement

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HumanSystems® and the Canadian Centre for Product Validation announce collaboration agreement to fuel product development innovation

HumanSystems® Incorporated (HSI®) and the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) are pleased to announce a collaboration agreement to deliver usability testing services to further expand the comprehensive array of product testing services now available to companies at the CCPV’s new testing facility at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

“Establishing user requirements and independently testing usability during product design and prototype development are critical for market success,” says Bob Webb, President of HSI®. “People are a core component of every system and how they interact with a system directly affects performance and market acceptance. Usability testing significantly improves the likelihood that new products will meet the needs of all intended users in terms of form, fit and function.”

“Working in partnership with an industry leader like HSI® brings additional service offerings to our clients, and ensures their products are validated with the human interface in mind,” notes Ben Cecil, CEO of CCPV.  “HSI®’s experience in usability testing combined with CCPV’s dynamics and functional testing capabilities makes for a very powerful team to help advance products to market.”

The CCPV was established in 2016 to bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization through product validation. Usability testing complements existing CCPV capabilities in electrical, mechanical, environmental, and thermal validation to provide a range of services and testing unparalleled in Canada.

The collaboration agreement allows both HSI® and the CCPV to offer clients complete turnkey solutions for all their product testing requirements.

About HumanSystems® (

For more than 30 years, HSI® has been an international leader in human factors and human system integration solutions in sectors including defence, health and medical, occupational safety and utilities. HSI® helps ensure the people in any system – whether individually or in teams – can work effectively, efficiently and safely for optimal performance, productivity and well-being. HSI®’s research, design, testing and training services focus on the fit between the technologies in a system and the capabilities of the people interacting with it for work or play. In this way HSI® helps product and system developers reduce risks, lower life-cycle costs and maximize return on investment.

About the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (

The Canadian Centre for Product Validation offers a development-focused suite of electrical, mechanical, environmental, thermal, simulation and performance validation capabilities; supporting aerospace, automotive building products, consumer goods, health and medical, safety, renewable energy and military/defence sectors.
CCPV’s sector strengths are grounded in product design review and design validation augmented by our offerings of vibration, EMC and acoustic, among the types of available validation. CCPV’s array is well suited to supporting innovation in smart mobility, electronic sensors, connectivity and security and other emerging technologies. Our collaborative business model in the advanced manufacturing market space is well positioned to providing SMEs and OEMs another lever towards a competitive advantage here in Ontario.

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For more information:

Chris Ste-Croix, M.Sc., PMP, CCPE
Marketing Manager
T 519.836.5911, x238
C 905.328.1997
Ben Cecil
Canadian Centre for Product Validation
T 519.452.6901, x 6812
C 226.236.0736

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