Development of a tissue oxygen consumption measurement method based on near-infrared photoplethysmography

Masamichi Nogawa, Shinobu Tanaka, Masahiro Shibata, Ken Ichi Yamakoshi

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A dual-wavelength reflectance optical oximeter sensor in combination with a simple photoplethysmographic technique was developed to measure the local tissue oxygen consumption from the simultaneous measurement of the arterio-venous oxygen saturation (SaO2, SvO2) differences, the physiological Fick principle. The performance of the reflectance oximeter was demonstrated in the theoretical simulation of the three-dimensional photon diffusion theory and the experimental study in the human subjects. As the results, the good agreements between theoretical and experimental studies of the oximeter were observed in the range of 70-100% SaO2 and 70-90% SvO2. The reflectance optical local tissue oxygen consumption measurement sensor would be applicable for various fields especially for the sports medicine, the patients monitoring and the transplanting organs monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2227-2230
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume26 III
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 12004 Sep 5



  • Oximetry
  • Oxygen consumption
  • Tissue optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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