Monitoring of the Functional State of Athletes by Pupillometry

N. N. Varchenko, K. A. Gankin, I. A. Matveev

Abstract

Method of binocular pupillometry is presented with an application to evaluation of the functional state of athletes. The method is based on synchronous registration of both pupil reactions to a light flash stimulus. Pupil reaction reflects the state of sympathetic-parasympathetic balance of autonomic nervous system and serves as an objective measurement of the body condition. The advantages of the method are: non-invasiveness, quick operation, wide spectrum of measured characteristics, and the fact that pupil reaction to light flash stimulus is an unconditioned reflex and is not controlled by the cortex and consciousness. Results of the experiments performed with various groups of athletes are presented. A possibility of using the pupillometry for evaluating athletes’ state is shown. Comparison with traditional methods of functional state evaluation is done.

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N. Varchenko N., A. Gankin K. and A. Matveev I. (2014). Monitoring of the Functional State of Athletes by Pupillometry . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-057-4, pages 210-215. DOI: 10.5220/0005132102100215


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@conference{icsports14,
author={N. N. Varchenko and K. A. Gankin and I. A. Matveev},
title={Monitoring of the Functional State of Athletes by Pupillometry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2014},
pages={210-215},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005132102100215},
isbn={978-989-758-057-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - Monitoring of the Functional State of Athletes by Pupillometry
SN - 978-989-758-057-4
AU - N. Varchenko N.
AU - A. Gankin K.
AU - A. Matveev I.
PY - 2014
SP - 210
EP - 215
DO - 10.5220/0005132102100215