Shimadzu’s FOIRE-3000 Near-Infrared Brain Function Imaging System
Product News Mar 22, 2012
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the FOIRE-3000, a brain function imaging system that uses near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to give researchers immediate feedback during neurological testing.
The NIRS-based FOIRE-3000 uses organism-safe infrared light to measure neural activity of the cerebral cortex.
The FOIRE-3000 shines light from the built-in NIRS along optical fibers onto multiple positions on a subject’s head.
It measures the returned light that is scattered and reflected from the brain surface to measure hemoglobin concentration at the brain surface.
The system determines the brain’s oxygen consumption by separately obtaining the changes in oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin concentrations.
FOIRE measurement and analysis software displays data in real time as 2-D images or multi-trend graphs.
Data processing, including task addition and smoothing, can be applied to this data during analysis.
Additionally, researchers can network two FOIRE-3000 systems to double the number of measurement channels.
The FOIRE-3000 can be used for neurological testing in a variety of research fields, including medicine, psychology, environmental, education and basic research.