Application of Near-infrared Spectroscopy in Ergonomics and Human Factors: A Discussion Panel Academic Article uri icon


  • This panel presents near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) theory and its principles, and applicability of NIRS on a variety of muscle and cerebral regions during activities that demand considerable physical and mental effort. Five presentations will cover: (1) theoretical basis of NIRS; (2) NIRSderived hemodynamic measurements in shoulder muscles during repetitive tasks; (3) development of NIRS for use in evaluating long term standing fatigue; (4) monitoring trainingrelated changes in prefrontal cortex activation with functional NIRS; and (5) simultaneous evaluation of physical and mental work. Copyright 2012 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Maikala, R. V., Mehta, R. K., Ferguson, S. A., Parasuraman, R., Redfern, M. S., & Chambers, A. J.

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publication date

  • September 2012