Can a champion be created without even leaving one's desk ?
This rather provocative question is the title of a presentation made by Arnaud Rapillard (scientific employee of the sports medicine department of the CRR) during a scientific swapshop organized by the association Neurhone. This association was created in 2014, when the EPFL arrived in the Valais, with the objective of bringing science and the population closer together.
Technological innovations touch all sorts of fields, and of course sport is not an exception, especially in the world of cycling with the use of the latest in power captors. The calculation of strength as well as heart pulse speed, pedaling frequency and GPS allow for a more personalized evaluation and training programme.