Dedicated Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
NIRScout is an ultra-compact fNIRS neuroimaging solution that offers the versatility and scalability to fit a broad range of research applications. For example, investigating motor sensory functions, traumatic brain injury, learning/attention disorders and brain computer interfaces.
NIRScout is manufactured by NIRx in Germany, with local distribution, training and support in the UK by CRS.
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NIRScout High Density, Scalable Neuroimaging Platform
The NIRScout is a user-friendly, modular, and robust functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) platform which measures hemodynamic neuroactivation via oxy-, deoxy-, and total hemoglobin changes in the cerebral cortex. The NIRScout platform includes a host of ready-to-implement upgrades and modules to meet the needs of a broad range of cognitive neuroscience applications.
Freely-configurable probe arrays easily integrate with EEG and tDCS within a single NIRx NIRScap. Concurrent fNIRS + fMRI and fNIRS + TMS may be done with the NIRScout’s low-profile fiber-optic probes.
NIRscout comes in two models: Standard and Extended. Either model may be upgraded by 8-source and 4-detector increments. Systems range from 8-source 4-detector (32 data channels), to 128-source 64-detector tandem configurations (4096 data channels).
NIRScout can measure both topographics and tomographic NIRS data from the entire cortex, yeilding 3D depth discrimination neurosctivation. Optical sources are available in in standard LED (2 wavelengths) configuration or Laser (4 wavelengths) with the NIRScout hybrid LED/Laser source module.
Beautiful music is made between these violinists playing together while being measured from the same fNIRS system from NIRx (NIRScout).
Maximum Sources: 64 (up to 128 in tandem config.)
Maximum Detectors: 32 (up to 64 in tandem config.)
Maximum Data Channel Stream: 2048 (up to 4096 in tandem config.)
Sampling Rate: 2.5 - 62.5 Hz
Source Illumination Types: Hybrid Choice: LED & Laser Sources
Source Wavelengths: LED: 760nm & 850nm; Laser: 685, 780, 808, & 830nm
Key Measurement Features: Time multiplexing and 10^9 dynamic gain state switching
Detector Dynamic Range & Sensitivity: 90 dBopt; < 1 pW
Detection Sensor: Si Photodiode or APD option
Trigger/Event Connection Extended: 8-bit TTL Input and Output; Standard: 4-bit TTL Input
Maximum Functional Resolution: 5mm (with 7.5mm source-detector spacing)
Included Data Acquisition Software: NIRStar
Included Topography Software: nirsLAB
Headgear: NIRScaps: freely-configurable, measures whole head, fits all age ranges, multi-modal
BCI/Neurofeedback: Optional module for NIRStar
Multi-modal Compatibility: Built-in: EEG, tDCS, eye-tracking, motion-tracking; Requiring module: fMRI, TMS
Hyperscanning Configuration: Up to 4 separate bi-lateral 16-source/8-detector arrays for 4 subjects
Multi-distance/Short-distance Probe Arrays: Yes
3D Depth-discrimination: Yes
Included Accessories: NIRScaps, System carrying case, Strain-relief Arms, Trigger cable
Optional Accessories: Instrument PC, Computer cart, Active Trigger Splitter, fMRI/TMS Compatibility, Flat and Blunt-tipped Probes, Animal NIRS Module, BCI/neurofeedback
Temperature Range: 10 - 40C (operating), -15 - 70C (storage)
Spectroscopic Technique, Phase Type: Continuous Wave, Single Phase
Humidity: 20% - 80% Relative, Non-condensing
Power Supply Voltage and Consumption: 90 to 250 VAC (50Hz - 60Hz); 175W Max
Dimensions (WxHxL), Net Weight: Standard: 260mm x 170mm x 330mm, 10kg; Extended: 340mm x 170mm x 370mm, 16kg
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