Electronic unicycling accessories can help improve your riding skills and travel speed, but what about your health?
A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that people who use these gadgets are at higher risk for certain health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
“I think the idea of a ‘smart’ device is very appealing,” said Daniel Dennison, a medical student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
“The idea of using a device that can help me go faster is very compelling, because it’s a good example of how we can get there.”
According to the study, researchers from the University at Buffalo found that people with heart disease were more likely to be using an electronic unibody, as compared to people who didn’t have heart disease.
The researchers also found that while the study focused on a single model, the results showed that an electronic bike was more likely than a conventional bike to be involved in an accident.
Researchers also found a link between how many hours spent on the bike and whether someone had a heart condition.
The researchers found that, on average, a person with a heart problem spent 7 percent more time riding an electronic bicycle than a person without heart problems.
“It’s an interesting study, and I’m going to be interested to see how it’s used to better understand the safety of this technology,” Dennion said.
“But there’s a lot of data that is out there.
I’m curious to see what the results are from this new study.”
For the study’s authors, this is the first look at the health effects of electronic devices, and the results were encouraging.
The study, “Electronic Unicycles as Medically Effective Safety Equipment for Health: A Meta-analysis,” looked at the effects of a wide variety of different types of electronic and traditional unicyclics, including electric, hydraulic, and treadmills.
Researchers looked at a total of 3,813 cases of heart disease, 521 cases of diabetes, 1,711 cases of cancer, 885 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and 1,898 cases of nonfatal cardiovascular disease.
According to Dennions study, the electronic univ is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease mortality.
“This is an indication that the health risks associated with the use of an electronic device have not been adequately considered,” he said.
Dennison said he and his colleagues are still working to determine how many of the electronic bikes actually contributed to the total number of cases of cardiovascular disease in the study.
The next step is to see if electronic bikes have any other health effects, but Dennisons research suggests that they might have an effect on heart rate variability, a measure of how easily a person’s heart rate changes.
“The more your heart rate is regulated, the more you’re regulating it, and you can see it in these things,” Denny said.
The data shows that if you use an electronic-bicycle as part of a training program, you are more likely in general to increase your heart rates.
The authors suggest that it is important to have a well-trained and trained staff, such that the benefits of using an alternative can be recognized.
“What we need to look at is how well training staff are,” said Dennys co-author, Dr. James Pugh, a professor of exercise physiology and biomechanics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
“I think that the data will tell us a lot about how effective these devices are in terms of safety, in terms in terms that they are safe for our society, and in terms how they can be improved.”
While the researchers are not recommending that you use any electronic unicys, they say the data is promising enough to make it worth looking into the potential health benefits of a more widespread use of the devices.