"We're thrilled to be working with Summer Olympics athletes who understand and believe in Halo Sport and, more importantly, are getting better results from their training," said Daniel Chao, CEO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience. "Each athlete brings a unique background and training regimen to Rio this summer, and the training we're doing continues to build on the work we've done with athletes from the Winter Olympics, military, NFL, NBA, and MLB."
Halo Sport stimulates the brain's motor cortex during training. This stimulation, called "Neuropriming," puts the brain into a temporary state of "hyperplasticity," or hyperlearning. As a result, training becomes more productive for the brain to build optimized neuronal circuity for athletic movement—similar to how proper nutrition makes training more productive for the body to build muscle. Improved neuromuscular output allows athletes to produce more precise, coordinated, and/or explosive movement, whichever they target during their training.
Mikel Thomas, Olympic hurdler for Trinidad & Tobago, is working with Halo Sport to improve technique. "My goal with Halo Sport is to improve technical positioning during hurdles, and I'm excited to say that my technique has improved a great deal since I started using the device," he said. "I feel much more confident about going into the Olympics this summer, and I know that I've positioned myself well for the rest of the track season."
Hafsatu Kamara, Olympic sprinter for Sierra Leone, reported that using Halo Sport has increased her strength and power. "During resistance training, I usually do weighted hip thrusts at 100 kg," she said. "After using Halo Sport, I can now train at 120 kg and I feel like my training is pushing me into top form."
For athletes inspired by the Olympics, Halo Neuroscience has opened up its second wave of pre-sales on the company's website haloneuro.com. For a limited time, the public can join professional and Olympic athletes by pre-purchasing Halo Sport for $649—a $100 discount from the regular retail price—and receive the device before the general public. When Halo Sport was unveiled in February 2016, the first wave of pre-sales sold out in less than a week.
Going forward, Halo Neuroscience will continue to develop partnerships with elite athletes and teams throughout the world in preparation for the release of Halo Sport to the general public this fall.
About Halo Neuroscience
Halo Neuroscience develops neurotechnology to unlock human potential in both the healthy and impaired. The company's first product, Halo Sport, utilizes Neuropriming technology to accelerate the neurologic gains of strength and skill learning that result from athletic training. Halo is now live with teams and athletes from the military, Olympics, MLB, NBA, and NFL.
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