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┬áCefar 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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