Dedicated Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
NIRSport is the first freely configurable, wearable, multichannel NIRS imaging system to be used on any part of the head. This pocket-book sized device combines LED illumination and innovative active detection technology into a truly wearable brain imaging solution.
NIRScout is manufactured by NIRx in Germany, with local distribution, training and support in the UK by CRS.
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NIRSport Wearable, Multi-channel Neuroimaging Platform
NIRSport is the first freely configurable, wearable, multichannel functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) platform twhich measures hemodynamic neuroactivation via oxy-, deoxy-, and total hemoglobin changes in the cerebral cortex. This ultra-light (1kg) pocket-book sized device combines LED illumination and innovative active detection technology into a truly wearable brain imaging solution.
This opens a wide field of innovative applications where portability, a miniature footprint, or wearability are premium concerns; including bedside monitoring, sports medicine, intensive care, neonatal imaging, rehabilitation, freely moving subjects, interacting cognitive studies, driver/pilot vigilance, etc.
NIRSport has 8-sources 8-detectors (64 channel) with a diverse array of headgear and probes to fit any subject. It also offers the ability for tandem studies with two separate systems synchronized to operate simultaneously, thus doubling the source-detector density to 16-sources 16-detectors (128 channel).
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 NIRSport's low profile fiber-optic probes. NIRSport can measure both topographic and tomographic NIRS data from the entire cortex, yeilding 3D depth-discriminating neuroactivation. The system uses precise event marker triggering, and a real-time data streaming option is available for BCI / neurofeedback applications.
See the hemodynamic activation and changes in this expert table tennis player. He is wearing NIRx's portabl NIRSport fNIRS imaging system, which can measure from anywhere on a subject's head (with up to 32 individual probes).
Maximum Sources: 8 (up to 16 in tandem config.)
Maximum Detectors: 8 (up to 16 in tandem config.)
Maximum Data Channel Stream: 64 (up to 128 in tandem config.)
Sampling Rate: 2.5 - 62.5 Hz
Source Illumination Types: LED
Source Wavelengths: 760nm & 850nm
Key Measurement Features: Time multiplexing and 10^9 dynamic gain state switching
Detector Dynamic Range & Sensitivity: 60 dBopt; < 1 pW
Detection Sensor: Si Photodiode, Active sensor
Trigger/Event Connection Extended: 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 2 separate bi-lateral 8-source/8-detector arrays for 2 subjects
Multi-distance/Short-distance Probe Arrays: Yes
3D Depth-discrimination: Yes
Included Accessories: NIRScaps, Backpack, System carrying case, Trigger cable, Laptop/Tablet PC, Baseplate
Optional Accessories: Computer cart, Active Trigger Splitter, fMRI/TMS Compatibility, Flat and Blunt-tipped Probes, Animal NIRS Module, BCI/neurofeedback
Temperature Range: 10C - 40C (operating), -15C to 70C (storage)
Spectroscopic Technique, Phase Type: Continuous Wave, Single Phase
Humidity: 20% - 80% Relative, Non-condensing
Power Supply Voltage and Consumption: 15-21 VAC (50Hz - 60Hz); 3W Max
Dimensions (WxHxL), Net Weight: Standard: 105 x 170mm x 40mm, 660g
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