The questions are all in the same direction:
IF MOXY /NIRS is so great, why do we not see more coaches and athletes using it.
Well the answer is simple.
Most of the research groups not even know that there is a MOXY on the market.I just had a discussion with a University NIRS specialist who did not believe me that there is such a thing like seeing SmO2 and tHb on your wrist watch. Even less could he believe , that you and I can buy it over the Internet and he had no clue about this.
The current equipment s used for many studies is very expensive and to have a 4 channel system to test for example both legs and both arms at the same time is basically limited to a few people. Well was limited to a few people. Now we have front runner fitness centers and coaches offering this to their customers day in and day out.
Is there a summary or some literature around.
As mentioned, we show since the early 1990 on FaCT Forum and now as well on the MOXY forum our attempt to bring new technology to the coaches and to the people on the street.
We introduce the first portable lactate point of care analyzer over 15 years back, the first equipment you actually can train respiration over 30 plus minute by moving VE of 150 and more liter per minute and now we try to break into the ideas of drastically changing the way we can assess and add to the current assessment ideas a direct window in the oxygenation trends of your body.
Now here a much better summary why it works but still the open question:
Why so little information on this practical application is out there for coaches.
MOXY will change this trend in the next few month dramatically.
Here the abstract and att the full article
Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy
to Exercise Sports Science
J. Patrick Neary
Neary, J.P. (2004). Application of near infrared spectroscopy to exercise sports science.
Can. J. Appl. Physiol.
9(4): 488-503. © 2004 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
tissue de-oxygenation, hemoglobin volume, endurance training, resistance exercise,
taper, applied physiology
désoxygénation tissulaire, volume de l’hémoglobine, entraînement physique,
exercice de force, réduction, physiologie appliquée
Over the past 15 years the use of near infrared spectroscopy in exercise and sports science
has increased exponentially. The majority of these studies have used this noninvasive technique
to provide information related to tissue metabolism during acute exercise. This has
been undertaken to determine its utility as a suitable tool to provide new insights into the
heterogeneity and regulation of local tissue metabolism, both in cerebral and skeletal muscle
tissue. In the accompanying articles in this symposium, issues related to the principles,
techniques, limitations (Ferrari et al., 2004), and reliability and validity of NIRS in both
cerebral and skeletal muscle tissue (Bhambhani, 2004), mostly during acute exercise, have
been addressed and will not be discussed here. Instead, the present paper will focus specifically
on the application of NIRS to exercise sports science, with an emphasis on how this
technology has been applied to exercise training and sport, and how it can be used to
design training programs for athletes.
On remarque, depuis 15 ans, une augmentation marquée de l’utilisation de la spectroscopie
en proche infrarouge (NIRS) dans les sciences du sport et de l’exercice. La majorité des
études pratiquait cette technique non effractive pour obtenir des données concernant le
métabolisme tissulaire au cours d’un effort donné. Ces études vérifiait la justesse d’utilisation
de cet outil afin de jeter plus de lumière sur l’hétérogénéité et la régulation du métabolisme
J. Patrick Neary is with the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, NB, E3C 5A3.