Monitoring of pre-frontal oxygen status in helicopter pilots using near-infrared spectrophotometers

@article{Kikukawa2008MonitoringOP,
  title={Monitoring of pre-frontal oxygen status in helicopter pilots using near-infrared spectrophotometers},
  author={Azusa Kikukawa and Asao Kobayashi and Yoshinori Miyamoto},
  journal={Dynamic Medicine : DM},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND There are few in-flight studies of cognition-related cerebral oxygen status in helicopter pilots. METHODS Four male helicopter pilots volunteered for nine sorties during visual flight in a BK117 and UH-60J. The pilots' pre-frontal oxy-hemoglobin (O2Hb) and deoxy-hemoglobin (HHb) concentration were continuously monitored from the right/left sections of the forehead using near-infrared spectrophotometers with a consideration of motion artifacts. RESULTS The concentration of O2Hb… CONTINUE READING