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Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise

Mcmanus, CJ and Cooper, CE and Collison, J (2018) 'Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise.' Journal of Biomedical Optics, 23 (1). p. 1. ISSN 1083-3668

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The purpose of the study was to compare muscle oxygenation as measured by two portable, wireless near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) devices under resting and dynamic conditions. A recently developed low-cost NIRS device (MOXY) was compared against an established PortaMon system that makes use of the spatially resolved spectroscopy algorithm. The influence of increasing external pressure on tissue oxygen saturation index (TSI) indicated that both devices are stable between 2 and 20 mmHg. However, above this pressure, MOXY reports declining TSI values. Analysis of adipose tissue thickness (ATT) and TSI shows a significant, nonlinear difference between devices at rest. The devices report similar TSI (%) values at a low ATT ( <7mm ) (PortaMon minus MOXY difference is +1.1±2.8% ) with the major subsequent change between the devices occurring between 7 and 10 mm; at ATT values >10mm the difference remains constant ( −14.7±2.8% ). The most likely explanation for this difference is the small source–detector separation (2.5 cm) in the MOXY resulting in lower tissue penetration into muscle in subjects with higher ATT. Interday test–retest reliability of resting TSI was evaluated on five separate occasions, with the PortaMon reporting a lower coefficient of variation (1.8% to 2.5% versus 5.7% to 6.2%). In studies on male subjects with low ATT, decreases in the TSI were strongly correlated during isometric exercise, arterial occlusion, and incremental arm crank exercise. However, the MOXY reports a greater dynamic range, particularly during ischemia induced by isometric contraction or occlusion ( Δ74.3% versus Δ43.7% ; hyperemia MAX—occlusion MIN). This study shows that in this subject group both MOXY and PortaMon produce physiologically credible TSI measures during rest and exercise. However, the absolute values obtained during exercise are generally not comparable between devices unless corrected by physiological calibration following an arterial occlusion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: near-infrared spectroscopy; reliability; muscle oxygen saturation; isometric exercise
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:47

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