PULSE Get Started - Athlete

Welcome to the Driveline Family via the PULSE Workload Management Sensor! As an athlete, this Get Started Guide is here to take you step by step to getting your account set up, sensor connected, and collecting throw data. 

Getting Your Account Set Up

First, after receiving your PULSE Throw Workload Monitor, you will want to download the PULSEthrow app and set up your ATHLETE account. 

Check out Setting up Your Athlete Account and the screenshots below to get your account created. 

Once you the account created and the app goes to the home page (screenshot above), you will then want to connect your sensor. Check out: Adding a Sensor to your Account

Below is a video laying out how to get your sensor connected to your account so that is can start collecting throw data. 

Once the sensor is connected, you are ready to Throw! You will want to grab your strap and sensor (make sure it is charged), and place the sensor in the pocket on the strap and place on the arm correctly. Below is the diagram to help lay out how to do this. You can also check out this page: How to Wear the PULSE Strap and Sensor

Once you are done throwing with the strap and sensor, you will then want to Sync Your Data, below is a video on how to sync your data.

Important Notes: You DO NOT have to tag throws, we have studied and found that not tagging your data will not make huge difference in the accuracy of your workload data. We also highly suggest syncing your data the same day that you throw, and recommend doing it immediately after your throwing session. The reason being is the sensor stores throwing data on the actual sensor until  is synced (uploaded) to the PULSEthrow app. If the sensor does not get synced same day, and you wait until the next day, then your throws will upload onto the wrong day, which will throw off your workload management numbers. 

What Do These Numbers Mean?

We have all this great info consolidated into the first tab of the app for you, but you might still be wondering - what do these numbers even mean?

1 Day Workload - Tells you how much you’ve thrown on a given day. It accounts for both how many throws you make and the intensity of each of those throws. 

Max Recommended 1 Day Workload - A recommendation for the amount of throwing you are capable of performing on a given day. This is based upon your previous recorded throws, throwing fitness, and fatigue levels. These prescriptions can be altered based upon your specific throwing: pre-season v. in-season, days of throwing per week, game days, etc.

Arm Health Survey - A self-reported rating of how your arm is feeling on a daily basis. Recorded on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 meaning your arm is feeling amazing. This allows you to take the objective data from PULSE and pair it to what you’re experiencing on a daily basis.

Today’s Total Throws - The total number of throws you’ve made on a given day while wearing your PULSE sensor. This provides you information into the volume of throws you made.

Today’s High Effort Throws - The number of throws you’ve made on a given day that are above 70% of your 5 most stressful throws from the previous 2 weeks

For example, if your 5 most stressful throws are 60 Nm, all throws above 42 Nm would be considered “high effort”.

Today’s Average Torque - The average elbow valgus torque for all your throws in a given day. This provides you information into the intensity of the throws you made.

Throwing History - A bar graph displaying the amount of total throws and high effort throws you have made over the last 7 days. The orange bar represents all your throws for a given day, and the clear bar represents your high effort throws for a given day.

Today’s Throwing Data - A line plot showing Arm Stress, Arm Speed, and Arm Slot for every throw you made in a given day. You can edit throw tags and/or reassign throws to a different day here.

Add Workload - Life happens. Sometimes you forget your sensor or can’t charge it. When this happens, you’re able to add simulated workload to your profile so that you can stay on track. While this won’t be as good as having your actual throwing data, it’s a good enough solution. Similar to other throws, you can add tags to these and PULSE will apply updated normative torque values to the throws based upon the data you’ve collected with similar tags in the past.

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