Analysis of NIRS-Based Muscle Oxygenation Parameters by Inclusion of Adipose Tissue Thickness

  • Svenja Grieger
  • Dmitri Geraskin
  • André Steimers
  • Matthias Kohl-Bareis
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 789)


The assessment of muscle oxygenation by non-invasive near-infrared spectroscopy generally assumes a homogeneous medium, and this is flawed for large adipose tissue layers underneath the skin. Here we summarize the influence of the adipose tissue thickness on the oxygenation data, show that the adipose layer can be measured by NIRS and indicate a possible correction algorithm. Spectroscopic evidence suggests the usefulness of this algorithm, however, not in all subjects.


Vastus Lateralis Muscle Oxygenation Total Haemoglobin Concentration Adipose Tissue Thickness Incremental Cycling Exercise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svenja Grieger
    • 1
  • Dmitri Geraskin
    • 1
  • André Steimers
    • 1
  • Matthias Kohl-Bareis
    • 1
  1. 1.RheinAhrCampus Remagen, University of Applied Sciences KoblenzRemagenGermany

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