Technology always plays a major role in the Tour de France, but hemoglobin tracking?
Cercacor, makers of Ember® – the world's first non-invasive hemoglobin tracker for endurance athletes, today announced that Team LottoNL-Jumbo is the first pro cycling team to use Ember to regularly and non-invasively track hemoglobin, oxygen saturation and pulse rate.
As part of the partnership agreement, Cercacor provides Team LottoNL-Jumbo Ember devices for all of its riders, but does not pay the team to use or talk about Ember.
Essentially a laboratory in your pocket, Ember enables athletes (cyclists, triathletes, runners, etc.) and their trainers to non-invasively, quickly and inexpensively measure their bodies' response to the duration and/or 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 using only light. Users monitor and trend how these biomarkers change based on their activities to better understand their bodies, gain key insights and train smarter.
Cercacor is an innovator of non-invasive, easy-to-use monitoring technologies. The company helps people access key health indicators – empowering them to better understand their bodies, enhance their fitness levels and reach their full potential. Cercacor is passionate about finding better ways to help endurance athletes and everyday people achieve the extraordinary. Its technologies are licensed by Masimo Corporation, a publicly traded, global leader in the development and distribution of non-invasive monitoring solutions in the healthcare professional market.
Follow Team LottoNL-Jumbo, the Netherlands-based team is a men's, professional World Tour team. Since its founding in 1984 as Kwantum-Decosol, the team was entered every Tour de France. And, since divisions were introduced in 1998, the team has always been in the first division. Its general manager is Richard Plugge. https://www.teamlottojumbo.com/Cycling.