Halo Neuroscience Pairs with USA Cycling
Neuroscience Training to Aid National Team & USA Cycling Members
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2018 — Halo Neuroscience, creators of the brain stimulation technology Halo Sport, today announced a wide-ranging partnership with USA Cycling. The relationship will allow USA Cycling to work first-hand with Halo Sport and explore the technology’s effects on athlete performance.
The partnership focuses on the USA Cycling National Team, providing advanced neurological brain stimulation to athlete training. In addition, National Team athletes across multiple USA Cycling disciplines (Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, BMX and BMX Freestyle) will have the chance to experience Halo Spot and also support research to identify further advances in the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in cycling skills and endurance.
“We are looking forward to introducing Halo Sport as a training tool for our National Team,” said Scott Schnitzspahn, Vice President of Elite Athletics at USA Cycling. “At the highest levels of our sport, the difference between standing at the top of the podium and finishing off of it can be tenths or hundredths of a second. The partnership will allow us to see how this technology can help our athletes train for their chance to be a World Champion or Olympic medalist.”
Members of USA Cycling will benefit as well, getting the opportunity to purchase Halo Sport units at an exclusive discount under the partnership agreement.
Daniel Chao, CEO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, said, “I’ve been an avid cyclist since the early 90s, and the physiologic challenges of the sport actually helped inspire the creation of Halo Sport to a significant degree.”
“Cycling is a fascinating blend of endurance and skills, and an activity that can be significantly improved through the use of the neuropriming capabilities of our product,” said Chao. “We’re immensely proud to partner with USA Cycling and are dedicated to doing whatever we can to help all the athletes associated with the organization optimize their training and competitive results.”
About Halo Neuroscience
Halo Neuroscience is the creator of Halo Sport, a neurotechnology device that unlocks human potential. Halo Sport utilizes neuropriming technology to stimulate the part of the brain responsible for muscle movement, accelerating training improvements in strength, power, explosiveness, and skill. It’s trusted by teams and athletes from the military, Olympics, MLB, NBA, and NFL to make them stronger, faster. The company is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.haloneuro.com.
About USA Cycling
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. The mission of USA Cycling is to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. USA Cycling works to identify, develop, and select cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, and also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling’s membership is comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, clubs, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.