NIRSport Mobile fNIRS in a Backpack


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.

Please contact our Staff Scientist for price information.

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SKU: N3250

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.

Contact our Staff Scientist to discuss your application.



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).



Key Advantages

  • Battery operated
  • Wearable system
  • LED illumination sources
  • Active detection sensors
  • Flexible user-defined measuring cap arrays
  • Tandem imaging capability
  • EEG Compatible
  • Real time display
  • Wireless real-time data streaming
  • Open data format compatible with wide range of analysis software platforms




  • BCI/Neurofeedback
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Developmental discorders
  • Hyperscanning (multi-subject measurement)
  • Movement / balance
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Social integration
  • Speech / language
  • Stroke and rehabilitaion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual impairment / stimulation
  • Multi-modal integration



Technical Specification

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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