Ruud very interesting to read and yes there are some great ideas coming towards us but as well some very scary ideas like the genetic ideas and what can be done with this for performance improvement.
The most interesting part is, that in many sports we search for physiological changes and for technology , where we can see the information to improve physiological changes like with Physio flow, Portamon/ MOXY, brain NIRS , Brain mapping and so on.
The very fundamental difference between what we try in many different sports is summarized as well in this article as the advances thy were looking for a below and you can see, that our ideas of advancement in sport is somewhat different than what they list on their summary.
I will sent you some internal emails for you to enjoy. with information on what could be done and it is done in many different sports but cycling.
Cyclingâ€™s great technological advances
The key training aid of the last quarter century, power meters, which were patented in 1986, use sensors to measure minute amounts of flex that occurs in sensitive areas of the bike when the rider pedals â€“ cranks initially, now in some cases pedals and the rear wheel hub â€“ and turns that into a power-output reading, giving an objective measurement of what the riderâ€™s effort is producing, meaning that training and racing workloads can be accurately measured and evaluated.
Military precision lasers
Adapted from battlefield positioning technology in the run-in to the London Olympics by BAe systems, the use of lasers to read a reflective personalised tag on the cyclistsâ€™ bikes enabled coaches to register timings and positions precisely for each individual in real time during training sessions, with up to 30 riders on the track at a given time.
Electric gear changing
First tried out in the 1990s, electronic gear systems have almost replaced traditional cable operated systems among professional teams. They use wireless technology between a handlebar button and small electric motors that change the pre-calibrated gears, giving a more precise and immediate shift, and also avoiding the friction and extra maintenance that cables entail.
Made popular by the Italian Francesco Moser after his hour record attempt in 1982, disc wheels seemed counter-intuitive, being heavier than spoked wheels. However, they were far more aerodynamic, presenting a smooth surface to the air, and their weight actually resulted in a flywheel effect with the heavier rimâ€™s inertia making pedalling easier. Moserâ€™s innovations resulted in a wider interest in aerodynamics which persists to this day.
Specially adapted from military technology for the Athens Olympics, these were simply folding chairs with special pockets on the arms where Great Britainâ€™s riders could immerse their hands to the wrists in cold water to rapidly reduce their core temperatures after they had warmed up for their events. William Fotheringham
And here some alternative advancements in sport
Courtesy of the Brain of Per Lundstrom
Pr on the right side of the picture during a MOXY seminar in Santa Monica at the headquarter.