Preliminary study of muscle contraction assessment by NIR spectroscopy

Andrea Gelmetti, Mario Ettore Giardini, Paolo Lago, Roberto Pavesi, Daniela Zambarbieri, Roberto Maestri, Guido Felicetti

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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 fibres, was tested. NIR and surface EMG signals during isokinetic contractions were studied. A set of parameters was analysed in order to obtain information about metabolic modifications during muscle fatigue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Systems and Technologies II
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 4-6 September 1997 San Remo, Italy (Progress in Biomedical Optics : Europto Series
EditorsFrancesco Baldini, Nanthan I. Croitoru, Mark R. Dickinson, Martin Frenz, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Riccardo Pratesi, Stefan Seeger
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventBiOS Europe 1997 - San Remo, Italy
Duration: 4 Sep 19976 Sep 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE Press
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceBiOS Europe 1997
CitySan Remo


  • preliminary study
  • muscle contraction assessment
  • NIR spectroscopy

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