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Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

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Description

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.

Period3 Oct 2017 → 14 Oct 2017

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

TitleCyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces
Media name/outletScotsman
Duration/Length/SizeScotland, UK
Date of coverage8/10/17
Producer/AuthorAlastair Dalton
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TitleDatabike: Good and bad vibrations
Media name/outletInternet
Duration/Length/SizeEdinburgh
Date of coverage3/10/17
Producer/AuthorNapier University, Edinburgh
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TitleIs your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?
Media name/outletRoad.cc
Duration/Length/SizeLondon
Date of coverage8/10/17
Producer/AuthorSarah Barth
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TitleCobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds
Media name/outletCycling Weekly
Duration/Length/SizeFarnborough, UK
Date of coverage9/10/17
Producer/Author Henry Robertshaw
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TitleCyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces
Media name/outletEdinburgh Evening NEws
Duration/Length/SizeEdinbuirgh, UK
Date of coverage8/10/17
Producer/AuthorAlastair Dalton
URLView reference
TitleRiding rough and pothole riddled roads could cause nerve damage in cyclists, study
Media name/outletCanadian Cycling Weekly
Duration/Length/SizeCanada
Date of coverage14/10/17
Producer/AuthorPhilippe Tremblay
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