Application of near-infrared spectroscopy in ergonomics and human factors: A discussion panel

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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.

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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society