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Optical NIR monitoring of skeletal muscle contraction
Author(s): Paolo Lago; Andrea Gelmetti; Roberta Pavesi; Daniela Zambarbieri
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Paper Abstract

NIR spectroscopy allows monitoring of muscle oxygenation and perfusion during contraction. The knowledge of modifications of blood characteristics in body tissues has relevant clinical interest. A compact and reliable device, which makes use of two laser diodes at 750 and 810 nm coupled with the skin surface through optical fibers, was tested. NIR and surface EMG signals during isometric contractions both in normal and ischaemic conditions were analyzed. A set of parameters from the 750/810 spectroscopic curve was analyzed. Two different categories depending on the recovery rate from maximal voluntary contraction to basal oxygenation conditions were found. This behavior can give information about metabolic modifications during muscle fatigue. Interesting results in testing isokinetic rehabilitation training were also obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2927, Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring II, (11 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260658
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Lago, Univ. of Pavia and San Matteo Hospital IRCCS (Italy)
Andrea Gelmetti, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
Roberta Pavesi, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
Daniela Zambarbieri, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2927:
Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring II
Hans-Jochen Foth; Renato Marchesini; Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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