NIRScout fNIRS


NIRScout fNIRS

NIRS - NIRScout fNIRS our Most Versatile NIRS Solution
Optimize your NIRScout system with the precise configuration for your research. 

NIRS for research near infrared spectroscopy

Measure fNIRS in high-density set-ups, from anywhere on the head

BCI and neurofeedback research paradigms that require ultra-high performance processing.



Multi-Modal Integration with EEG, eye-tracking, cochlear implants, TMS, tDCS, EMG, pulse oximetry.

User-Friendly, Modular, Scientifically Supported

NIRS NIRx NIRSport 2 system - The Most Powerful Wireless, Portable fNIRS Solution.

Subject Considerations: NIRx: specialized probe sets for all subjects, fast setup, good

movement performance

NIRS Regions of interest Requirements - NIRx: specialized probe sets for all subjects, fast setup, good movement performance,  measure from anywhere on the head included on top of the head.

Usability & Support - NIRx has dedicated support website and team, in larger neuroimaging

user base

Versatility / Multi-Modal Integration - NIRx: portable, larger # optode configurations / options
Budget & Warranty - NIRx: 3-year warranty standard
Subject Considerations: NIRx: specialized probe sets for all subjects, fast setup, good

movement performance

Regions of interest Requirements: NIRx: measure from anywhere on the head, up to 128-64

Hyperscanning,

higher resolution possibilities
Tandem system configurations

NIRScout

Up to 64 sources (single), 128 in tandem
Option for LEDs or Lasers
Active or fiber optic
Up to 32 detectors (single), 64 in tandem
Fiber optic detectors only
Whole head coverage
Lab-based system
Requires power plug
Portable, but not wearable (can be transported in a case)

NIRS Our Most Versatile NIRS Solution
Optimize your NIRScout system with the precise configuration for your research.

NIRScout Extended Plus fNIRS Imager by NIRx
Source numbers:
from 8-64 (single) or 16-128 (tandem)

Source types:
Laser (2- or 4-wavelength) or LED (2-wavelength)

Detector numbers:
from 4-32 (single) or 8-64 (tandem)

Detector types:
SiPD (active or fiber optic) APD (fiber optic)

Chassis sizes:
Standard, Extended, Extended Plus

Real-Time Processing of fNIRS Data
Many NIRScout end-users process their NIRScout data in real-time for brain-computer interface (BCI) and neurofeedback applications.

The diagram below is an abstraction of both neurofeedback and BCI data flow.  

1) Physiological data are collected from a subject (e.g., fNIRS, EEG, fMRI, EKG, etc.)

2) Feature extraction and classification are used to characterize the data (with multi-modal considerations, if available and relevant)

3) The subject data is either used for:

a) BCI-based application - controlling a  software program, robot, etc.

b) Neurofeedback, influencing the subject, thereby altering the physiological signals (ideally).  Feedback are typically visual, audible, or haptic.  


NIRS Other NIRScout Advantages
Capable of short-distance and multi-distance (tomography, 3D depth) measurements

Illumination pattern (source firing sequence) fully-customizable, which increases sampling rate

Can measure up to 8 subjects from a single system

Up to 255 triggers input, and up to 255 triggers output

Tandem operation: two systems used to measure data from a single subject, connected to a single recording computer











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