- Virtually no setup time
- Insert online and offline events.
- From 1Hz up to the 10Hz sampling rate
- Built-in accelerometer available
- 1 channel to measure absolute oxygenated haemoglobin percentage,
3 channels to measure relative concentrations.
- Light emitting diodes: 3×2 wavelengths
- Wavelengths standard nominal 760 and 850 nm
- Photodiode with integrated ambient light protection
- Bluetooth connection (up to 150 meters) for online measurements
- Up to 8 hours with one interchangeable and rechargeable battery
The PortaMon is the only wearable, wireless NIRS unit on the market specially designed for muscle research. It uses a Bluetooth connection, which even enables you to record online while the subject is on a running track. For larger distances the PortaMon can also store its data inside, ready for downloading afterwards.
The PortaMon is mainly used for sports science (Buchheit 2011, Hesford 2012, Jones 2013) but could also be used for other areas such as rehabilitation (Wang 2012*, Gayda 2014*), mitochondrial function (Ryan 2012*) and even for urology research (Macnab 2008). All publications with the PortaMon can be found on our publications page.
The PortaMon offers the same possibilities that the larger NIRS devices give you. Next to the standard concentration changes of oxy-, deoxy- and total haemoglobin, this device also provides a value of tissue saturation: the percentage of oxygenated haemoglobin. The PortaMon uses a Bluetooth connection, which even enables you to record online while the subject is, eg. running on a track. For larger distances the PortaMon can also store its data internally, ready to be downloaded afterwards. A third possibility is to store data in our purpose-built Android app.