PortaLite

A portable cerebral oxygenation monitoring device


Publications using the PortaLite

Myoelectric, Myo-Oxygenation, and Myotonometry Changes during Robot-Assisted Bilateral Arm Exercises with Varying Resistances

Robot-assisted bilateral arm training has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving motor function in individuals post-stroke, showing significant enhancements with increased repetitions. However, prolonged training sessions may lead to both mental …

Myofascial release induces declines in heart rate and changes to microvascular reactivity in young healthy adults

Objectives The purpose of this study was to compare physiological responses to myofascial release (MFR) and passive limb movement (PLM). Design Nineteen (23 ± 2.6yrs) adults (10 men and 9 women) completed two experiments on separate days: MFR and …

Sex‐specific microvascular and hemodynamic responses to passive limb heating in young adults

Objective: We examined sex‐specific microvascular reactivity and hemodynamic responses under conditions of augmented resting blood flow induced by passive heating compared to normal blood flow. Methods:Thirty‐eight adults (19 females) completed a …

Sport-related concussion alters cerebral hemodynamic activity during controlled respiration

Sport-related concussion (SRC) is known to disrupt neuro-hemodynamic activity, cardiac function, and blood pressure (BP) autoregulation. This study aims to observe changes in cerebrovascular and cardiovascular responses during controlled respiration …

Standing middle cerebral artery velocity predicts cognitive function and gait speed in older adults with cognitive impairment, and is impacted by sex differences

Upright posture challenges the cerebrovascular system, leading to changes in middle cerebral artery velocity (MCAv) dynamics which are less evident at supine rest. Chronic alterations in MCAv have been linked to hypoperfusion states and the effect …

Were Frailty Identification Criteria Created Equal? A Comparative Case Study on Continuous Non-Invasively Collected Neurocardiovascular Signals during an Active Standing Test in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Background: In this observational study, we compared continuous physiological signals during an active standing test in adults aged 50 years and over, characterised as frail by three different criteria, using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on …

Long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation during a hypercapnic challenge in retired contact sport athletes

This exploratory study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of multiple concussions on prefrontal cortex oxygenation during a five-minute hypercapnic challenge using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). 55 physically active retired contact sport …

Prefrontal cortex hemodynamic activity during a test of lower extremity functional muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy: A functional near‐infrared spectroscopy study

Abstract Children with cerebral palsy (CP) exhibit impaired motor control and significant muscle weakness due to a brain lesion. However, studies that assess the relationship between brain activity and performance on dynamic functional muscle …

Using Signal Features of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Acute Physiological Score Estimation in ECMO Patients

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a vital emergency procedure providing respiratory and circulatory support to critically ill patients, especially those with compromised cardiopulmonary function. Its use has grown due to technological …

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy measurements are reliable for studying patellar bone hemodynamics and affected by venous occlusion, but not by skin compression

Abstract Purpose According to the homeostasis model, patellofemoral pain (PFP) results from disturbed homeostasis due to vascular insufficiency in the anterior knee. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) measures relative changes in concentrations (in …

Self-calibrated pulse oximetry algorithm based on photon pathlength change and the application in human freedivers

Significance Pulse oximetry estimates the arterial oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (SaO2) based on relative changes in light intensity at the cardiac frequency. Commercial pulse oximeters require empirical calibration on healthy volunteers, resulting …

The effects of sleep deprivation, acute hypoxia, and exercise on cognitive performance: A multi-experiment combined stressors study

Introduction Both sleep deprivation and hypoxia have been shown to impair executive function. Conversely, moderate intensity exercise is known to improve executive function. In a multi-experiment study, we tested the hypotheses that moderate …

Acute Effects of a Practical Blood Flow Restriction Device During Swimming Exercise

Purpose: The present study aimed to analyze: 1) the reliability of the tissue saturation index (TSI) and ratings of perceived discomfort (RPD) responses wearing a neoprene practical cuff (PrC), comparing with the responses from traditional (TrC) …

Chronotype predicts working memory-dependent regional cerebral oxygenation under conditions of normal sleep and following a single night of sleep extension

Abstract The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the association between sleep duration and brain activation as assessed by regional cerebral oxygenation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is dependent on chronotype. Sleep was …

Functional Analysis of Continuous, High-Resolution Measures in Aging Research: A Demonstration Using Cerebral Oxygenation Data From the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging

Background: A shift towards the dynamic measurement of physiologic resilience and improved technology incorporated into experimental paradigms in aging research is producing high-resolution data. Identifying the most appropriate analysis method for …

Impaired Stabilization of Orthostatic Cerebral Oxygenation Is Associated With Slower Gait Speed: Evidence From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing

Abstract Background Cerebral autoregulation (CAR) systems maintain blood flow to the brain across a wide range of blood pressures. Deficits in CAR have been linked to gait speed (GS) but previous studies had small sample sizes and used specialized …

Intermittent neck flexion induces greater sternocleidomastoid deoxygenation than inspiratory threshold loading

Purpose To compare deoxygenation of the sternocleidomastoid, scalenes, and diaphragm/intercostals (Dia/IC) during submaximal intermittent neck flexion (INF) versus submaximal inspiratory threshold loading (ITL) in healthy adults. Methods Fourteen …

Evaluation of transcutaneous near-infrared spectroscopy for early detection of cardiac arrest in an animal model

Abstract Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. The SCA-to-resuscitation interval is a key determinant of patient outcomes, highlighting the clinical need for reliable and timely detection of SCA. Near-infrared …

Mild cognitive impairment estimation based on functional near‐infrared spectroscopy

Abstract Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at a high risk of developing future dementia. However, early identification and active intervention could potentially reduce its morbidity and the incidence of dementia. Functional …

Ambulatory monitoring of cerebrovascular responses to upright posture and walking in older adults with heart failure

Background Insufficient cardiac output (Q) in individuals with heart failure (HF) limits daily functioning and reduces quality of life. While lower cerebral perfusion, secondary to limitations in Q, has been observed during moderate-intensity …