Evaluation of a Textile-Based Near Infrared Spectroscopy System in Calf Muscle Oxygenation Measurements

  • Nassim Nasseri
  • Christoph Zysset
  • Lars Büthe
  • Stefan Kleiser
  • Gerhard Tröster
  • Martin Wolf
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 812)


We recently introduced a novel textile-based NIRS sensor (TexNIRS). Here, we evaluate TexNIRS in ten subjects (16 legs, age 28.5 ± 2.32 years, adipose tissue thickness (ATT) 4.17 ± 1.71 mm). Three venous occlusions at 50 mmHg were performed on their calf muscle. After 3 min of occlusion, oxy/deoxy hemoglobin concentration ([O2Hb], [HHb]) changes were 3.71 ± 1.89/1.79 ± 1.08 μM; venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) was 75 ± 9.7 %, oxygen consumption (VO2) was 0.02 ± 0.01 mL/100 g/min, hemoglobin flow (HF) was 0.93 ± 0.48 μmol/100 mL/min, and blood flow (BF) was 2.01 ± 1.04 mL/100 mL/min. Our results are in good agreement with the literature, but the TexNIRS enables a much higher level of comfort.


NIRS Wearable technology Muscle oxygenation PVD Calf muscle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nassim Nasseri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christoph Zysset
    • 3
  • Lars Büthe
    • 3
  • Stefan Kleiser
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerhard Tröster
    • 3
  • Martin Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Division of NeonatologyUniversity Hospital of ZürichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Electronics LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland

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