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Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

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An innovative measuring “databike”, plans to devise a cycling vibration route map to help riders avoid the worst stretches and highlight areas for improvement. The study was origniated by Dr Mark Taylor from Napier University who built and calibrated the "databike".

Prof Chris Oliver has provided expert medical advice and says the vibrations transmitted from some surfaces to cyclists’ hands, arms and wrists can cause Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). This can equate to significant damage to nerves and blood vessels in the arms. It can include numbness in the fingers and cold can trigger painful finger blanching attacks. HAVS can be a disability and can prevent people cycling, especially in our cold winters.

References

HeadlineCyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces
MediumScotsman
PlaceScotland, UK
Date of coverage8/10/17
AuthorAlastair Dalton
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HeadlineDatabike: Good and bad vibrations
MediumInternet
PlaceEdinburgh
Date of coverage3/10/17
AuthorNapier University, Edinburgh
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HeadlineIs your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?
MediumRoad.cc
PlaceLondon
Date of coverage8/10/17
AuthorSarah Barth
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HeadlineCobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds
MediumCycling Weekly
PlaceFarnborough, UK
Date of coverage9/10/17
Author Henry Robertshaw
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HeadlineCyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces
MediumEdinburgh Evening NEws
PlaceEdinbuirgh, UK
Date of coverage8/10/17
AuthorAlastair Dalton
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HeadlineRiding rough and pothole riddled roads could cause nerve damage in cyclists, study
MediumCanadian Cycling Weekly
PlaceCanada
Date of coverage14/10/17
AuthorPhilippe Tremblay
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