Newsletter April 2022 PULSE V

Pulse V is looking for Pulse VI!

Inspired to make change? One day it could be you. Recruitment is now open for our 2022/23 PULSE Racing team, running until the 18th of May. Every year, we are looking for passionate students to represent PULSE Racing. PULSE Racing is the first dream team from the VU Amsterdam. The aim is to improve the vitality and mobility of people with spinal cord injuries. To accomplish this we use functional electrostimulation in order to let Read more…

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Newsletter April 2022 PULSE V

Amazing workshop Brothers and Sisters Day V.I.B.

Last month, PULSE Racing attended the Brothers and Sisters Day of the Vereniging in Beweging (V.I.B.). Members of the Vereniging in Beweging (V.I.B.) invited their brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces to visit the VU Amsterdam. PULSE Racing organized a workshop at the Brothers and Sisters Day. This event started with a nice presentation that was given by the Operations Department. The topic was about what a spinal cord injury entails. Besides, it was explained how Read more…

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Newsletter April 2022 PULSE V

Thank you Remco!

Last month, Remco Rozendaal announced that he is going to train from home instead of training at the VU Amsterdam. Remco has been one of the PULSE Racing athletes since 2021. His training schedule consisted of training sessions of one and a half hours, three times a week. Remco’s main goal was to improve the muscle power in his legs. And he definitely succeeded! From now on, Remco will solely train from home, whereby PULSE Read more…

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Newsletter April 2022 PULSE V

Putting the Splitter into practice

Last month, PULSE Racing has been working for the first time with spatially distributed sequential stimulation (SDSS) during training sessions. Because the name spatially distributed sequential stimulation is quite a mouthful, it was soon replaced by Splitter. Much easier. Besides, the name splitter gives a good idea of what this new technique entails. Instead of one electrode, the Splitter consists of four electrodes and one reference electrode that can be attached to a muscle. See Read more…

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Newsletter March 2022 PULSE V

New sponsor: Fysiomed!

We are proud to present our new sponsor Sport Medical Center Fysiomed! We want to thank Fysiomed for the collaboration and beautiful team hoodies! The goal of Fysiomed is to help people to improve their presentation and to feel better by balancing body, mind and the energy system. They do this through an interdisciplinary approach and numerous specialists are involved. For example sports physicians, nutritionist, physiotherapists and (sports) psychologists. Take a look at Fysiomed.org for Read more…

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Newsletter March 2022 PULSE V

Workshop: learning from and with each other!

Last December, PULSE V and PULSE IV did a workshop together with the aim of learning from and with each other. This workshop provided an oppertunity to pass on knowledge between the team members as well as the possibility to practice with different devices used during trainings. Below, deputy manager Emma Klever tells about the success of the workshop. The aim of the workshop The aim of the workshop was to ensure that knowledge of Read more…

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Newsletter March 2022 PULSE V

Meet the team members

This year, PULSE V consists of a diverse group of 12 master and bachelor students of Human Movement Sciences, Medicine and Health and Life Sciences. The variability in knowledge and (research)qualities that the PULSE V members have means that we can help and fully support each other where necessary. The Management Department is represented by two ambitious students; the team manager and deputy manager. As the face of the team, they are jointly responsible for Read more…

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Newsletter March 2022 PULSE V

Meet the athletes

PULSE Racing is looking for new athletes who are curious about the use of FES and who want to take on the challenge together. At the moment, four amazing athletes, Mohammed Ackloufi, Peter van Burk, Jet Pieters-Fuld and Remco Rozendaal are part of PULSE V. Besides the fact that of them train weekly at the VU, there is one athlete in the team, Remco Rozendaal, who is training from home and is being supervised remotely. Read more…

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Newsletter April 2021

Team members

As announced in the last newsletter, we have introduced our team members via our social media. We like the fact that everybody knows the faces behind our team. Do you also follow us on social media? –          Instagram: @pulse.racingnl –          Facebook: @PULSE.racingNL –          LinkedIn: PULSE Racing However, this year is flying by, and it is almost time to focus on the organisation of Read more…

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Newsletter April 2021

New Athletes

The most important focus of attention in the past few weeks, was finding new athletes. Through our contact and social media we got responses from people who are interested in PULSE Racing. Thereby some people are really enthusiastic to participate in future races, while others primarily want to help us with collecting data for potential research. In the past month we have had online introductory meetings with most of these people. It was very nice Read more…

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