An interview with professors Alessandro Astolfi and Paul Mitcheson from Imperial College London.
The control algorithms needed to achieve the real 'on-pedal' feeling of cycling are complex. We developed a patent-pending way to algorithmically replicate the feeling of physical forces such as rolling resistance, slope, weight, acceleration, braking, and most importantly inertia. As a result, the ‘physics’ a cyclist encounters on the road, off-road, in a velodrome, etc. can now be computed to achieve a true simulation through Digital Force Control (DFC).