USA Cycling Tackles Neuroscience by Partnering with Halo

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USA Cycling has partnered with brain stimulation technology brand Halo Neuroscience to give athletes advantage on the world cycling circuit. The ‘wide-ranging’ relationship will allow USA Cycling to work first-hand with Halo Sport and probe how the technology impacts athlete performance, according to USA Cycling.

The partnership will provide the USA Cycling National Team advanced neurological brain stimulation to its athlete training program. In addition, it will provide National Team athletes from several USA Cycling disciplines (Mountain Bike, Road, Track, BMX, BMX Freestyle and Cyclocross) the opportunity to experience Halo Sport, and also support research to identify breakthroughs in the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in cycling skills and endurance.

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“We are looking forward to introducing Halo Sport as a training tool for our National Team,” said Scott Schnitzspahn, Vice President of Elite Athletics at USA Cycling. “At the highest levels of our sport, the difference between standing at the top of the podium and finishing off of it can be tenths or hundredths of a second. The partnership will allow us to see how this technology can help our athletes train for their chance to be a World Champion or Olympic medalist.”

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Halo sport is the first headset that accelerates the part of the user’s brain responsible for muscle movement, using neuropriming technology. (Image: Halo Neuroscience blog)

USA Cycling members will also be benefited by having the chance to buy Halo Sport units at an exclusive discount under the partnership agreement.

Dr. Daniel Chao, Co-Founder & CEO of Halo Neuroscience, was speaking at the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference USA in San Francisco two years ago.

Dr. Chao said that he has been an avid cyclist since the early 90s, and the physiologic challenges of the sport inspired him to create Halo Sport to a significant degree.

“Cycling is a fascinating blend of endurance and skills, and an activity that can be significantly improved through the use of the neuropriming capabilities of our product,” said Chao. “We’re immensely proud to partner with USA Cycling and are dedicated to doing whatever we can to help all the athletes associated with the organization optimize their training and competitive results,” he said.

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About Halo Neuroscience

Halo Neuroscience is the creator of Halo Sport, a neurotechnology device that unlocks human potential. The San Francisco, CA-based Halo sport is the first headset that accelerates the part of the user’s brain responsible for muscle movement, using neuropriming technology. It improves training, power, explosiveness, and skill. Halo Sport is trusted by athletes and teams from the military, Olympics, NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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Ramona Socher
Ramona Socher is Online Editor at WT | Wearable Technologies