Phd student in Biomedical Engineering.
Research Title: Maximizing cyclist's mechanical power output.
Michael is a Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, a Physics Lecturer and staff member in the School of Physics at The Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, a Personal Trainer, and an Indoor Cycling Instructor. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics, a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was a licensed Stock Broker in the U.S.A.
Michael has a significant Sports Background. He was the Sport Trainer of the Special Israel Defence Forces. Has been a Triathlete and a cyclist for over 30 years. A past member of the Israeli National Cycling and Triathlon Teams and has won many championships over the years. Israel 1996 youth Champion in Road Cycling, Israel 2012 Half-Ironman Champion, won 1st place 2007 New York sprint series 1 stage-cad 5, U.S.A, etc.
Further understanding the biomechanics of cyclists would optimize cycling performance. The transition point between sitting to standing is of significant interest, and even more, the ability to leverage the power output by pulling the handlebar, changing the misconception of cycling as a lower-body activity.
Michael is working on developing a novel predicting cycling model. Linking the transition points to the handlebar power measured by an in-house custom-made handlebar. The model will predict the transition points under various conditions and allow real-time control of gear ratio, power, cadence, and handlebar position/forces. Optimizing the transition points between different techniques, improving competition strategy, and optimizing bicycle fitting and training plans will significantly impact the world of cycling, definitely a game-changer resulting in Improving the cyclist's performance.