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Ruud_G

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A vision where Moxy would fit?

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/mar/06/team-sky-dave-brailsford-cycling-new-technology
Juerg Feldmann

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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
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 Cycling’s great technological advances

Power meters

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 – cranks initially, now in some cases pedals and the rear wheel hub – and turns that into a power-output reading, giving an objective measurement of what the rider’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 cyclists’ 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.

Disc wheels

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 rim’s inertia making pedalling easier. Moser’s innovations resulted in a wider interest in aerodynamics which persists to this day.

Cooling chairs

Specially adapted from military technology for the Athens Olympics, these were simply folding chairs with special pockets on the arms where Great Britain’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 

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Pr on the right  side of the picture    during a  MOXY seminar in Santa Monica  at  the  headquarter.
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