Muscle Oxygenation changes measured with the Russian Olympic synchronised swimming team.
Last month our portable NIRS devices were featured in the Japanese tv show called Miracle Body, broadcasted on NHK.
Miracle Body is revealing how the world’s top athletes use their bodies and skills to produce outstanding results.
In this particular episode the Olympic teams of Russia and Spain used our PortaLite and PortaMon devices to measure muscle oxygenation changes with synchronised swimming.
The aim of this research was to show the difference in data between a 5th time consecutive Olympic champion compared to on of the runners up — the Spanish team. With the support of Dr. Benjamin Jones (Essex University) and by making the devices waterproof, the program showed interesting results.
This is an impressive showcase which proves that NIRS measurements can be performed even underwater.
We would like to congratulate the Russian team for winning their fifth consecutive Olympic gold in synchronised swimming with a flawless display at the Rio 2016 Olympics!
EEG and fNIRS are complementary measuring techniques. EEG measures electrophysiological brain activation, that is the electromagnetic field created when neurons in the brain are firing. fNIRS measures the hemodynamic response, that is the change of oxygen in the blood when a brain region becomes active. By combining EEG and fNIRS, a more complete picture of brain activity is obtained: activation of neurons and energy demand of neurons.
Over the years we have developed both hardware-based and software-based options for data synchronization. In this blog we will explore the different options and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
A common question we get from our customers is what is a baseline and how to use it. Generally with fNIRS, the absolute values are arbitrary. The period before a stimulus is often referred to as the baseline. In this blog we will describe the do's and don'ts of baselines.
At Artinis we consider ultimate success to be good publications by our customers. To see how we are doing we have systematically searched Google Scholar for NIRS and fNIRS publications.
An insight guide into NIRS head-cap development by our designer Wout Kregting
Get an impression of our latest fNIRS device on Youtube.
Auditory cortex measurement with fNIRS.