Newsletter December 2020

Goals

As a new team, we have set a number of goals for this year. One of the fanatical athletes of the earlier years, Sander Koomen, has decided that he wants to work on a new goal, which is handbiking. The PULSE Racing team wishes him a lot of success and luck in the future. For this reason, we are working on recruiting new athletes. We also want to focus on a number of aspects that Read more…

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Newsletter December 2020

The Cybathlon Global Edition 2020

On november 8th, PULSE Racing won the golden medal at the Cybathlon 2020 Global edition. A total of 3 laps had to be cycled by the athlete Sander Koomen. The first lap wasn’t completed as fast as we’d hoped. After a small analysis of the data, we found out that the wahoo-kickr setting was not on the metric measurement system. In reality, the athlete had cycled a distance of 1.2 miles, which equates to 1931 Read more…

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Newsletter December 2020

PULSE IV 2020-2021

This new school year 2020/2021, new members have joined the PULSE Racing team. Because of the fact that a lot of students have left the team, almost the whole team contains new members, except one. This year the team will again work on optimizing the performance of the athletes. The current team consists of 8 students from VU University Amsterdam. The team includes students of Human Movement Sciences and Health & Life. Soon there will Read more…

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Newsletter June

Recruitment PULSE Racing IV

Although some activities have stopped and the Cybathlon has been moved, we are still preparing for the Cybathlon. We create personal training schedules for the athletes who can train with the compax and berkelbike at home, send nutritional advice and maintain contact with the athletes. In addition, we also try to approach companies that may find us interesting to work with. But what is especially important in the upcoming period is to create a new Read more…

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Newsletter June

Reade

A few weeks ago we went a couple of times to Reade with Sander. With the help of a former team member Vasilis, we investigated the optimal frequency to stimulate the knee extensors. We have been using a splitter which splits the electrical pulses to ensure equal distribution over several electrodes, and expands the area of stimulation. However, this reduces the frequency per electrode. That is why we were curious about the optimal frequency when Read more…

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Newsletter June

Progress Nardus

Two weeks before the situation changed because of the coronavirus, Nardus managed to cycle his first distance using only the FES on his legs. Nardus can now cycle FES for about 1 minute! We are proud of his progress and his achievements.

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Newsletter June

Sander’s progress

As mentioned above, our athlete Sander can continue training and we are making personal training schedules. We have prepared a new training schedule for the next three weeks. In this schedule, his workouts will increase in intensity over three weeks. Our main goal is to try to increase his level of endurance power so that he can sustain a higher power for a longer period of time. To monitor his progress, he regularly performs a Read more…

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Newsletter June

PULSE Racing III progress

PULSE Racing, like everyone else in the Netherlands, has been able to resume work from home. Our meetings are held via video calls. Giving training is somewhat more difficult to organize online but team training continues to optimize the personal training schedules. Athletes Mo and Nardus now train mainly with the Compex which unfortunately, has a different stimulation type compare to the one used during the Cybathlon: FES cycling. Fortunately, our athlete Sander can continue Read more…

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Newsletter June

Cybathlon and Cybathlon Kick off

As most of you might know, our big game, the Cybathlon, has been moved to September 19-20 because of the unpredictable situation concerning the coronavirus. Unfortunately, this meant that many preparations were also temporarily stopped. Part of the reason was that the health and safety of our team members and especially our athletes are of utmost importance. Therefore, the athletes were not asked to come to the VU for training. The other reason was that Read more…

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Newsletter December

Recruitment PULSE Racing III

In less than a year we will be at the Cybathlon 2020 in Zurich. At the Cybathlon we will do our very best to set the fastest time in the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike Race section. Only less than 150 days to go and then we are at one of the biggest competitions in the world! Despite developments in the past year, we will also have to keep improving ourselves in the run-up to Read more…

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