A Study to Evaluate a New Method of Quantifying Muscle O2 Uptake and Blood Flow Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a new method of quantifying skeletal muscle metabolism and blood flow using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Technology.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Young, healthy adults will be sought out for recruitment in the present study.
  • The experimental design of this study requires at 1-2 visits to the laboratory.
  • Participants will be within the age range of 18 and 45 years.
  • Non-smokers.
  • no current or past history of cardiovascular, pulmonary or neuromuscular disease.  
  • As per the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, we will consider patient as “low risk” for participating in exercise, if they have:
    • No family history cardiovascular disease;
    • Have a BMI <30kg∙m-2;
    • Participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a minimum of 3 times a week;
    • No diagnoses of hypertension;
    • No diagnosis of dyslipidemia;
    • No diagnosis of prediabetes.
  • Participants must also pass the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) to be included in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bruce Johnson, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jennifer Isautier



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