How it works
The Humon Hex uses near-infrared spectroscopy to measure the oxygen saturation in muscles (also referred to as SmO2 % or Muscle Ox %). LEDs emit light into the muscle tissue and several detectors measure the light intensity as it propagates through the muscle.
Since oxyhemoglobin (HbO2) and deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) have different absorption spectra in the near-infrared wavelength range, the Muscle Ox can be calculated.
In other words, the Hex looks at the color of your blood in the muscle in real time and from that determines your Muscle Ox.
What is Muscle Ox?
Muscle Ox % is the balance between oxygen delivery and oxygen consumption in the muscle. Muscle Ox % varies from person to person but at rest, most people will display values between 50% to 70%.
Muscle Ox vs Blood Ox
SpO2 is useful for a general health assessment but has no value for training optimization.
Muscle Ox vs Lactate Threshold
Humon provides all the benefits of lactate threshold
training, while being noninvasive and in real-time.
Muscle Ox vs VO2 max
Humon provides all the benefits of VO2 max without the expensive lab.
Humon is clinically validated by Harvard Medical School
- The Hex is 96% accurate compared to the gold Standard ISS metaOX
- The Hex can identify your lactate threshold