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e-Science 2008 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science

Exhibits, Demos & Posters

A Wireless Noninvasive Real-Time Monitoring Blood Lactate Test from a Moving Subject


  • Birhan Payli, Department of Computer Science, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Arjan Durresi, Department of Computer Science, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Lactate is an end product of anaerobic glucose metabolism and plays an important role in the acid‐base balance of the body. It is a key element in producing energy for the body. However, excessive lactate in the muscles is detrimental. It leads to muscle fatigue, muscle soreness, and reduced performance. In some cases, this situation makes daily life dangerous for people who demand physical power over long period of time such as soldiers during their hours of training, athletes during their heavy exercises, individuals who have movement difficulties, and the elderly who lose their body energy by aging.

When muscles weaken and lose strength people start having difficulty lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying items. This can cause serious harm, such life-threatening injuries to their bodies or even to other people who depend on them.

Lactate measurements in the body muscles can be tested, monitored, and analyzed in real time with the combined implementation of sensors and wireless networks. This opportunity provides fast decision support for emergency and rescue systems and the people whose physical capability and performance need to be watched closely in order to detect abnormal situations. The purpose of this study is to introduce the idea of wireless and non‐invasive real-time monitoring of blood lactate of the body.

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