Pocket Lab Helps Cyclists Train For Big Events

Pocket Lab Helps Cyclists Train For Big Events
Design

Ember is the world's first non-invasive hemoglobin tracker for endurance athletes

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 july 2017

Cercacor, the maker of the hemoglobin tracker Ember, has partnered with Team LottoNL-Jumbo to provide the device for all of its riders. This is the first pro cycling team to use Ember to regularly and non-invasively track hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, and pulse rate.

Ember is a pocket laboratory that enables athletes to quickly and inexpensively measure their bodies’ response to the duration and intensity of training, recovery time, elevation, and more. Ember measures hemoglobin, oxygen content, oxygen saturation, perfusion index, pleth variability index, pulse rate, and respiration rate in approximately 30 seconds. Users can see how these biomarkers change based on their activities in order to better understand their bodies, gain key insights, and train smarter.

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The device is smaller than a smartphone and uses light to enable athletes quick and easy access to key data about their bodies. Users can download the Ember app to their smartphone or tablet, which connects to the device via Bluetooth, enabling athletes and trainers to view, build a historic record, and segment and track their collective data.

Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s cyclists have been using the device during their Tour de France training. The team’s Head of Performance, Mathieu Heijboer, said in a press release:

“We find great value in using Ember. It has become an important part of our training program. Ember improves our altitude training by allowing us to non-invasively and regularly track our riders’ changing pulse rate, oxygen saturation and hemoglobin values to analyze and understand the effects of our altitude camps. This helps us to better understand their readiness and helps to avoid overtraining. I’m thrilled that we’ve established this partnership with Cercacor. Now, every one of our riders who goes to altitude has his own Ember device.”

Ember

Cercacor, the maker of the hemoglobin tracker Ember, has partnered with Team LottoNL-Jumbo to provide the device for all of its riders. This is the first pro cycling team to use Ember to regularly and non-invasively track hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, and pulse rate.

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