Traction’s bandit tour for good: The return of the ‘Readibandits’


Traction on Demand Bandit Tour members, Viet Nyugen, Michelle Malpass, and Mike Winterfield, sport their Readibands while sharing their time and Salesforce expertise with Katja Zimmermann (far left) in support of the Giants Community Fund.

Dreamforce 2013 has come and gone and our friends at Traction on Demand have rolled their Bandit Tour for Good back into Vancouver. This year, the Traction team had a particularly challenging Dreamforce schedule – First, driving down to San Francisco from Vancouver, BC and consulting with select non-profit groups along the way; Then, both attending and hosting events at Dreamforce throughout the 4-day conference. In support of their Bandit Tour for Good, Fatigue Science equipped the bandits with Readibands so they could track their fatigue levels to make sure they operating safely and performing well during their road trip. You can see them on the road in their Day 4 Video.

The Traction Bandits really embraced their time with the Readibands: “We became quite attached to them”, Bandit Kevin told us, “Checking our readings throughout the day and often discussing how they reflected our fatigue.”

At times during Dreamforce, they admit, a few of the Bandit’s Readiband readings were quite low because of the work and social demands of the conference. They learned that it took consistent sleep to bring the scores back up. “Nothing really recharges you like a good night sleep and we became aware of this fact because of the Readibands. Whether on the road, or at Dreamforce, we tried to sleep as much as possible.” Kevin reports.

We are pleased that the Traction Bandits returned from their philanthropic adventure with a new objective awareness of how human performance is affected by fatigue. “Caffeine, energy drinks only take you so far”, Kevin says, “None of them are a suitable replacement for sleep.”

For more information about Traction on Demand and all the good they did during their Bandit Tour, visit their website.


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