Cerebral and muscular oximetry based on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in static apnea divers

Sports Apnea is an internationally regulated physical activity that is kept breathless from a maximum inspiration for as long as possible.

Applied research to safety and improve performance in apnea high-competition, it still needs development. It is necessary, for example, to interact with body composition data, food intake and especially anthropometry, with the trained athletes to assess the real effects of apnea (qualitative and quantitative).

The general objective of this research project is to characterize the kinetics of muscle and cerebral oxygen flows in sub-maximum static apnea situations. In order to perform this I suggest three independent studies that are connected to each other:

  1. Cerebral and muscular tissue oxygenation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in apnea: a systematic review.
  2. Validation of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in static submaximal apnea.
  3. Effects of a supplement program on body composition and kinetics of cerebral and muscular oxygenation in professional divers.