Here a great feedback n :
"In response to Juerg's question regarding affixing MOXY to muscle.
I would suggest a lycra "sleeve" with non-slip cuffs as seen on the hem of cycling shorts. The sleeve can be 15-20 wide, with a clear blackout area for the MOXY unit. We have had PERFECT reading sliding the MOXY into the blackout cover, and simply placing these pieces inside the cyclist's shorts. If MOXY distributed three different size "sleeves" for different diameter legs, this might be a solution to the tape or band. The key would be the non-slip cuffs, which most high end bike shorts use and utilize a therm-injected rubber I think."
In our study group in the advice on testing this was our suggestion :
It is unwise to use an elastic band of any type that would go around the entire leg as this
will create compression on blood vessels. At this point the best solution is to use adhesive
medical tape to mount the MOXY device on the measurement site; we are open to other
suggestions. The site should then also be cleared of dark hair which may interfere with the NIRS
measurement, and the device itself should be placed in a plastic bag to avoid sweat damage to
There is or was a specific reason behind.
When using the above idea of a sleeve or pants or compression pants you have as mentioned perfect results but : Our pre study cases showed that the reading was perfect in the way of contact but the question was, how the pressure from the sleeve would influence the data's.
It did by a lot. We simply where waiting for an independent data collection and look at Clint's case study in the forum . in the top section Compression TSI and SmO2 readings. There is a problem with compression when around the entire leg. It is not a problem to fix it , it is a question how we fix it.
In cycling it is somewhat easier due to no eccentric pounding but in running the sleeve has to be really non sliding and as such create already a compression influence due to the high sensitivity of the equipment.
That's why we appreciate if all the data's are done as suggested in the protocol.