Ice Bath Therapy on Athletes Recovery Response Using EEG


  • Hakimi, M. H
  • Salleh, S. M
  • Ainul, H.M. Y
  • Ngali, M. Z
  • Ismail, A. E
  • Rahman, M.N. A
  • Mahmud, W.M.A. W





Brain Wave, Cold Ice Bath Theraphy, EEG, Fatigue, NeuroSky Mindwave,


Sport recovery system is an integral aspect to help athletes adapt faster to training. This is an important process of physical preparation by reducing fatigue where the athletes can ready for the next competition or training. However, most of an athlete doing training without having the fully recovery after the training and can affect their performance. The cold bath water immersion is the one of common technique to recover from the fatigue. In this study, Neurosky mindwave is use to extract the brain wave of an athlete to know the response of an athlete when perform the cold water immersion. The responses of an athlete include meditation which is in alpha wave that state in relax condition and beta wave that is in fatigue condition in sport. The raw brain wave signal that extract using Neurosky mindwave is analysed using Matlab in terms of time domain. After that, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) will use to analysed in terms of frequency domain. This project used alpha and beta band to collect the data. The analysis have made based on the peak value in frequency domain to know the best time for cold water immersion and best cold bath temperature.


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