Newsletter March

Speaking: Personal experience of Birgit Kaman

Below is the personal experience of our deputy manager, Birgit. She ensures that everything goes smoothly within the PULSE Racing teams. Birgit My name is Birgit Kaman and this year I have been deputy manager of the team. Together with the team manager and the chiefs, I form the management of PULSE Racing II. I take care of the contact within the VU and the team and make sure everything is organised. I am a Read more…

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Newsletter March

Speaking: Personal experience of Lisanne Kleygrewe

Lisanne, Chief Human Power, is an international student at the VU University Amsterdam who is also very excited to be part of PULSE Racing. Below her personal experience. Lisanne When I started working with PULSE, I wasn’t quite sure what I could expect. I had some experience working with disabled athletes and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases but have never had the chance to work with innovative assistive technologies such as functional electrical stimulation and athletes Read more…

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Newsletter March

Speaking: Personal experience of Heleen Docter

In the coming weeks we would like to share with you our personal experiences at PULSE Racing and show you why we are so enthusiastic about this project. Below the story of Heleen, hard at work at PULSE Racing for the team Propulsion.   Heleen I am Heleen Docter and was part of team Propulsion this year. This means that I focussed more on the technical aspects of the electrical stimulation. I did the bachelor Read more…

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Newsletter February

General Interest Drinks at TU Delft!

On Monday evening 19 February, the General Interest Drinks were held in the D:Dreamhall at TU Delft. PULSE Racing was present for our new cooperation with students from TU Delft. Between the impressive projects we wanted to enthuse the Delfste students about our project on behalf of PULSE Racing. PULSE Racing was also joined by 15 other dream teams which, together with the large number of students, ensured that it was pleasantly busy. In order Read more…

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Newsletter February

PULSE Racing II zoekt PULSE Racing III !

PULSE Racing is the newest dreamteam of the VU Amsterdam. We train individuals with paraplegia through cycling with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Our aim is to give back mobility and vitality to people with paraplegia by contributing to the development of FES. We do this by participating in (inter)national FES cycling competitions, such as the Vondelgames in Amsterdam and the Cybathlon in Zurich. Curious about these competitions? For an impression: https://youtu.be/6ifHDkdY-k0 For the next academic Read more…

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Newsletter February

Cooperation with TU Delft

Meanwhile, the PULSE racing team has joined the TU Delft. PULSE Racing is not only about giving the right physiological training incentives, but also about the technical developments of FES and the Berkelbike. The innovation of technology to help people function better really comes to focus. The PULSE racing team sees TU Delft as an ideal partner in this. We want to expand the cooperation with TU Delft in the coming months by recruiting more Read more…

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Newsletter February

PULSE Racing will work with SDSS

There have been developments concerning functional electrical stimulation (FES) as well. The PULSE Racing team will, from now on, implement SDSS in the training sessions. SDSS stands for Spatially Distributed Sequential Stimulation, or distributed stimulation. The electrical impulses are sent to 4 small electrodes instead of one electrode. SDSS is a system developed by the Serbian company ‘3F-Fit Fabricando Faber’. They are involved in the development of systems that help people with disabilities to move, Read more…

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Newsletter February

Frame BerkelBike adapted

The frame of the current BerkelBike from PULSE Racing has been modified. During the Vondel games athletes indicated that the bike is not very stable when making turns. By turning the frame of the bicycle we have lowered the center of gravity. Through this, the sitting posture has also changed slightly, which has been positively received by the athletes.

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Newsletter February

New website!

We would like to introduce our new website which was launched in the last week of 2018. The website has a different layout for a cleaner look. The mission and vision have also been described more specifically and all current photos of the members are now under the heading “team”. During the upcoming period we will continue to update the website.

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Newsletter February

Workshop Cefar Compex

Last Monday, a workshop was given by the company of Cefar Compex. Marco Maas took care of this workshop. The company Cefar Compex sells various materials, including the compex equipment that we also use to provide electrostimulation for our athletes.   But how does this electrostimulation exactly feel and what are all the possible programs to apply electrostimulation? Marco Maas explained about the existing programs of the Compex Theta and let us experience this by ourselves. Read more…

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