The Effectiveness Of Compression Garments On EEG During a Running Test

Thi Nhu Lan Nguyen, David Eager, Hung Tan Nguyen
2018 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  
The specific purpose of this present paper was to investigate whether the EEG activity has been affected by wearing whole body compression garments during a running test. Ten subjects (men, n=5; women, n=5; age: 24.11 ± 4.48 years; height: 163.56 ± 7.70 cm; chest: 87.78 ± 6.92 cm; weight: 58.67 ± 10.96 kg; BMI: 21.77 ± 2.63 kg.m-2) completed a running protocol on a treadmill. Each subject participated in two running trials, wearing either a compression garment (CG) or a non-compression garment
more » ... NCG) during exercise. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals were collected during exercise using wearable sensors. The present study revealed a statistically significant difference between CGs and NCGs in alpha, beta and theta power spectral density (p<0.05). Therefore, the brain activity was influenced by the application of CGs during the running test. This result would also recommends an application of CGs in training as well as in competition.
doi:10.1109/embc.2018.8512905 pmid:30441034 fatcat:qhwaglu6mvgaviksoarcd6omdy