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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342900/increasing-the-intensity-over-time-of-an-electric-assist-bike-based-on-the-user-and-route-the-bike-becomes-the-gym
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Daniel H De La Iglesia, Juan F De Paz, Gabriel Villarrubia González, Alberto L Barriuso, Javier Bajo, Juan M Corchado
Nowadays, many citizens have busy days that make finding time for physical activity difficult. Thus, it is important to provide citizens with tools that allow them to introduce physical activity into their lives as part of the day's routine. This article proposes an app for an electric pedal-assist-system (PAS) bicycle that increases the pedaling intensity so the bicyclist can achieve higher and higher levels of physical activity. The app includes personalized assist levels that have been adapted to the user's strength/ability and a profile of the route, segmented according to its slopes...
January 14, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324633/pediatric-electric-bicycle-injuries-the-experience-of-a-large-urban-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital
#2
Karin Hermon, Tali Capua, Miguel Glatstein, Dennis Scolnik, Oren Tavor, Ayelet Rimon
BACKGROUND: Electric bicycles (E-bikes) are one of a wide range of light electric vehicles that provide convenient local transportation and attractive recreational opportunities. The aim of this study was to report E-bike-related injuries in children presenting to a trauma center. METHODS: Retrospective observational study, from December 2014 to November 2015, which included all pediatrics patients admitted to the emergency department with an injury related to E-bike use, was performed...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323831/biking-for-health-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-impact-of-a-bicycling-intervention-on-lower-income-adults
#3
Rebecca Bernstein, Robert Schneider, Whitney Welch, Anne Dressel, Melissa DeNomie, Jennifer Kusch, Mirtha Sosa
INTRODUCTION: This pilot study tested the efficacy of a bicycling intervention targeting inactive, low-income, overweight adults on reducing perceived barriers to bicycling, increasing physical activity, and improving health. METHODS: A nonblinded 2-site randomized controlled trial was conducted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in summer 2015. Participants included members from 1 largely Latino community and a second primarily African American neighborhood. A certified bicycling instructor led a 12-week bicycling intervention...
August 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316488/evaluating-the-impact-of-mobike-on-automobile-involved-bicycle-crashes-at-the-road-network-level
#4
Ye Li, Lu Xing, Wei Wang, Mingzhang Liang, Hao Wang
As a booming system, free-floating bicycle-sharing (denoted as Mobike) attracts a large number of users due to the convenient utilization procedure. However, it brings about a rapid increase of bicycle volume on roadways, resulting in safety problems especially on road segments shared by automobiles and bikes. This study aimed to evaluate impacts of Mobike on automobile-involved bicycle crashes on shared roadways at a macro level, the network level. Relation between traffic volumes and crashes was first established...
January 6, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299227/strategies-and-performances-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-using-the-berkelbike-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-competition-context-cybathlon
#5
Rik Berkelmans, Billy Woods
The functional electrical stimulation (FES) bicycle race was an event at the Cybathlon, held in Zurich October 2016. BerkelBike BV (The Netherlands) in collaboration with Imperial College London entered a spinal cord injury pilot who had tetraplegia to compete in this event. The BerkelBike Pro is a commercially available FES capable recumbent which is normally driven by the arm- and leg power. The arm cranking part was disabled. Now the tricycle must be driven using the pilots own lower limb muscles through stimulation in accordance with race rules...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282108/from-cars-to-bikes-the-feasibility-and-effect-of-using-e-bikes-longtail-bikes-and-traditional-bikes-for-transportation-among-parents-of-children-attending-kindergarten-design-of-a-randomized-cross-over-trial
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Helga Birgit Bjørnarå, Sveinung Berntsen, Saskia J Te Velde, Liv Fegran, Aslak Fyhri, Benedicte Deforche, Lars Bo Andersen, Elling Bere
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to increase bicycling and level of physical activity (PA), and thereby promote health in parents of toddlers, by giving access to different bicycle types. There is a need for greater understanding of e-bikes and their role in the transportation network, and further effects on PA levels and health. Moreover, longtail bikes could meet certain practical needs not fulfilled by e-bikes or traditional bikes, hence increased knowledge regarding their feasibility should be obtained...
December 28, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241723/intrapersonal-and-environmental-correlates-of-bicycling-in-u-s-adults
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Anna K Porter, Deborah Salvo, Adriana Pérez, Belinda Reininger, Harold W Kohl
INTRODUCTION: Bicycling is a health-promoting physical activity, but little is known about the factors that influence this behavior in the U.S. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to identify multilevel ecologic correlates of bicycling behaviors in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. METHODS: This analysis, conducted in 2016-2017, utilized data from the 2012 National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors (n=7,509; N=246,155,593)...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182418/associations-between-bicycling-and-fall-related-physical-performance-in-older-adults
#8
Stephen Harvey, Chris Rissel, Mirjam Pijnappels
Falls among older adults remains a significant public health issue. Bicycling positively influences falls risk factors including reduced balance, muscle weakness, and low self-perceived confidence in maintaining balance. However, this association has not been systematically examined. We recruited 107 community-dwelling participants aged 65 and over in the Netherlands to determine the relationship between bicycling and fall risk factors. Participants completed 3 questionnaires on cycling behaviour and balance confidence, and undertook 5 fall related physical performance tasks encompassing tests of balance, strength, gait and endurance...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167788/examining-capacity-and-functioning-of-bicycle-coalitions-a-descriptive-study
#9
Melissa Bopp, Dangaia Sims, Nicole Vairo, Emily Hentz-Leister
Background: Bicycle coalitions represent a strong partner in creating bike-friendly communities through advocacy for physical infrastructure, encouragement for biking, or education about safety. Despite their versatility, little is known about their functioning. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine capacity, strengths, and weaknesses of these organizations. Methods: Bicycle coalitions/advocacy groups from English-speaking countries were recruited to take part in an online survey via email invitation...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166687/-how-probable-is-it-that-seniors-using-an-e-bike-will-have-an-accident-a-new-health-care-topic-also-for-consulting-doctors
#10
Raphael Weiss, Christian Juhra, Britta Wieskötter, Udo Weiss, Susanne Jung, Michael Raschke
Background In Germany there are more than 70 million bicycles. Because of technical progress, over 200,000 electro-assisted bikes were sold in Germany in 2010 alone. In 2013, the number increased to 410,000. Currently more than 1.6 million electric bicycles are used here. One of the largest user groups are seniors. Accident researchers fear an increased risk of accidents/injuries. Methods For one year, all cycling accidents involving electric bicycles and senior citizens were collected and analysed in 23 hospitals of the TraumaNetwork NorthWest and by the local police authorities...
November 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158655/bikeshare-use-in-urban-communities-individual-and-neighborhood-factors
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Gabriela R Oates, Bryant W Hamby, Sejong Bae, Maria C Norena, H Olivia Hart, Mona N Fouad
Objective: Bicycling is an affordable way to increase access to employment, schooling, and services and an effective measure against obesity. Bikeshare programs can make bicycling accessible to diverse populations, but little evidence exists on their adoption in low-resource neighborhoods. Our study examined factors associated with bikeshare use in a metropolitan area in the southern United States. Methods: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of a database of clients (N=815) who rented a bicycle from Zyp Bikeshare in Birmingham, Alabama between October 2015 and November 2016...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135638/mountain-biking-injuries
#12
Majid Ansari, Ruhollah Nourian, Morteza Khodaee
With the increasing popularity of mountain biking, also known as off-road cycling, and the riders pushing the sport into extremes, there has been a corresponding increase in injury. Almost two thirds of acute injuries involve the upper extremities, and a similar proportion of overuse injuries affect the lower extremities. Mountain biking appears to be a high-risk sport for severe spine injuries. New trends of injury patterns are observed with popularity of mountain bike trail parks and freeride cycling. Using protective gear, improving technical proficiency, and physical fitness may somewhat decrease the risk of injuries...
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095201/effect-of-e-bike-versus-bike-commuting-on-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-overweight-adults-a-4-week-randomized-pilot-study
#13
Christoph Höchsmann, Steffen Meister, Damiana Gehrig, Elisa Gordon, Yanlei Li, Monique Nussbaumer, Anja Rossmeissl, Juliane Schäfer, Henner Hanssen, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss
OBJECTIVE: To assess if active commuting with an electrically assisted bicycle (e-bike) during a 4-week period can induce increases in cardiorespiratory fitness measured as peak oxygen uptake (V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak) in untrained, overweight individuals, and if these changes are comparable with those induced by a conventional bicycle. DESIGN: Four-week randomized pilot study. SETTING: Controlled laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-two volunteers (28 men) participated...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037235/a-push-for-public-health-the-effect-of-e-bikes-on-physical-activity-levels
#14
Hanne Beate Sundfør, Aslak Fyhri
BACKGROUND: Cycling is considered to have a positive effect on public health through increased physical activity. In Norway, the e-bike is seen as a way of getting more people to cycle. However, the motorized assistance of an e-bike potentially eliminates any physical activity associated with its use. It is possible that the assumed health effect of increased cycling is "erased" through a reduction in other physical activities (a substitution effect). In this paper we study the public health effects of e-bikes using a combined cross-sectional and quasi-experimental design...
October 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975231/death-and-cardiac-arrest-in-u-s-triathlon-participants-1985-to-2016-a-case-series
#15
Kevin M Harris, Lawrence L Creswell, Tammy S Haas, Taylor Thomas, Monica Tung, Erin Isaacson, Ross F Garberich, Barry J Maron
Background: Reports of race-related triathlon fatalities have raised questions regarding athlete safety. Objective: To describe death and cardiac arrest among triathlon participants. Design: Case series. Setting: United States. Participants: Participants in U.S. triathlon races from 1985 to 2016. Measurements: Data on deaths and cardiac arrests were assembled from such sources as the U...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934321/identifying-the-factors-affecting-bike-sharing-usage-and-degree-of-satisfaction-in-ningbo-china
#16
Yanyong Guo, Jibiao Zhou, Yao Wu, Zhibin Li
The boom in bike-sharing is receiving growing attention as societies become more aware of the importance of active non-motorized traffic modes. However, the low usage of this transport mode in China raises concerns. The primary objective of this study is to explore factors affecting bike-sharing usage and satisfaction degree of bike-sharing among the bike-sharing user population in China. Data were collected by a questionnaire survey in Ningbo. A bivariate ordered probit (BOP) model was developed to examine simultaneously those factors associated with both bike-sharing usage and satisfaction degree of bike-sharing among users...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923517/bicycle-helmet-use-patterns-in-italy-a-description-and-analysis-of-survey-data-from-an-italian-friends-of-cycling-association
#17
Ioana Popa, Ottavia E Ferraro, Chiara Orsi, Anna Morandi, Cristina Montomoli
Cycling is becoming one of the most popular forms of recreation and transport the world over, but cyclists still have a high level of vulnerability. A bicycle helmet is an important safety device available to cyclists, but little is known regarding possible determinants of helmet use among adults. This study aims at providing information on helmet usage patterns in Italy and identifying the factors associated with bicycle helmet use. Data on 2072 bicycle riders from an Italian friends of cycling association aged 18 years or older who had ridden a bicycle in the last month were collected using an ad-hoc questionnaire via the web...
November 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882076/assessing-health-promotion-interventions-limitations-of-traditional-research-methods-in-community-based-studies
#18
Anne Dressel, Robert Schneider, Melissa DeNomie, Jennifer Kusch, Whitney Welch, Mirtha Sosa, Sally Yeldell, Tatiana Maida, Jessica Wineberg, Keith Holt, Rebecca Bernstein
Most low-income Americans fail to meet physical activity recommendations. Inactivity and poor diet contribute to obesity, a risk factor for multiple chronic diseases. Health promotion activities have the potential to improve health outcomes for low-income populations. Measuring the effectiveness of these activities, however, can be challenging in community settings. A "Biking for Health" study tested the impact of a bicycling intervention on overweight or obese low-income Latino and African American adults to reduce barriers to cycling and increase physical activity and fitness...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879069/biking-practices-and-preferences-in-a-lower-income-primarily-minority-neighborhood-learning-what-residents-want
#19
Anne C Lusk, Albert Anastasio, Nicholas Shaffer, Juan Wu, Yanping Li
This paper examines if, in a lower-income minority neighborhood, bicycling practices and bicycle-environment preferences of Blacks and Hispanics were different from Whites. During the summer of 2014, surveys were mailed to 1537 households near a proposed cycle track on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury, MA. On the Boulevard, intercept surveys were distributed to cyclists and observations noted about passing cyclist's characteristics. Data were analyzed from 252 returned-mailed surveys, 120 intercept surveys, and 709 bicyclists...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826652/orthopaedic-injuries-among-electric-bicycle-users
#20
Shay Tenenbaum, Daniel Weltsch, Jason T Bariteau, Adi Givon, Kobi Peleg, Ran Thein
INTRODUCTION: The use of electric bicycles (E-bike) has dramatically increased. E-bikes offer convenient, environmental-friendly, and less expensive alternative to other forms of transport. However, E-bikes provide a new public health challenge in terms of safety and injury prevention. This study is the first to specifically investigate the E-bike related orthopaedic injuries, based on a national trauma registry. METHODS: Data from a National Trauma Registry were reviewed for patients hospitalized following E-bike related injuries...
August 11, 2017: Injury
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