Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Research

Posted by Phil Batterson on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 @ 07:09 AM

NIRS in Research. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a relatively new technology that has shown utility for many different non-invasive protocols for physiologic experimentation. Essentially, NIRS technology monitors changes in capillary oxygenation values by measuring the intensity of  light (600-1000nm) after it passes through biological tissue, (i.e. skeletal muscle). The amount of light that is absorbed by a tissue depends mainly on the amount of oxygen that is bound to the chromophores, hemoglobin and myoglobin, underneath the sensor. Therefore, by measuring dynamic changes in the amount of light that passes through a tissue, researchers are able to get an idea of oxygen consumption within the tissue underneath the sensor. 

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Moxy Trends at ACSM

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Sat, Jun 8, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

We exhibited Moxy at the ACSM Annual Meeting last week and Moxy was everywhere. There were two clear trends.

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Topics: Research