Newsletter July 2022 PULSE V

PULSE Racing and the dedwarsliggerspodcast

We have amazing news! The creators of the dedwarsliggerspodcast came over to the PULSE Racing Lab at the VUmc campus. Dedwarsliggersodcast is an outstanding podcast on Spotify that is about the personal stories and challenges of people with spinal cord injuries. Furthermore, the latest tips and tricks for living with a spinal cord injury are often part of the conversations. In the new episode of the dwarsliggerspodcast together with PULSE Racing, Renkse en Hannah tell Read more…

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Newsletter July 2022 PULSE V

What’ Sup, man! Support fair, Dutch Health Week

PULSE Racing had the honor to be at the Support fair during the Dutch Health Week on the 16th of June! Dutch Health Week is the largest and most inspiring event for health and care, organized by Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Dutch Health Hub is an initiative of Jaarbeurs and brings together professionals and organizations from health and life sciences. During the Dutch Health Week, the Dutch Health Hub presents an independent, substantive program on current themes. Read more…

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Newsletter July 2022 PULSE V

Thank you Jet!

This month, Jet Fuld came to the decision that it is needed for her to stop with PULSE Racing. Jet already took a break the last couple of months because of a recurring shoulder injury. Having a spinal cord injury is impressively demanding for muscles that are still functional, which means that people with a spinal cord injury can get sore muscles quite quickly. Instead of training multiple times a week together with PULSE Racing, Read more…

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Newsletter May 2022 PULSE V

Societal impact PULSE Racing

PULSE Racing let people with a spinal cord injury cycle again. The ability to use your own leg muscles again is of major impact for someone with a spinal cord injury. We would like to take you along on the social impact of PULSE Racing. A topic that has been touched on VU magazine Terugblik that was published this year. PULSE Racing is a multidisciplinary team where people and technology come together. The students of Read more…

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Newsletter May 2022 PULSE V

Behind the scenes

PULSE Racing was founded to further develop functional electrical stimulation (FES) for people with spinal cord injuries. It is proven that FES has a positive influence on the physical condition of people with a spinal cord injury. The active movements caused by FES have positive effects on fitness, blood circulation and psychological condition. PULSE Racing uses FES during training sessions. But what does a training day in the VU lab actually look like? And what Read more…

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Newsletter May 2022 PULSE V

Workshop with students from Studiosi Mobilae

On the 20th of May, 30 students from Human Movement Sciences stepped away from the screen for the afternoon. They were in with the unique opportunity to get to know PULSE Racing. It was an interactive and fun workshop! The students that attended the workshop are all part of Studiosi Mobilae, which is the student association for (old) students Human Movement Sciences in Groningen. The workshop started with a presentation about the mission of PULSE Read more…

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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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