At Artinis we consider ultimate success to be good publications by our customers. To see how we are doing we have systematically searched Google Scholar for NIRS and fNIRS publications using a custom-made Matlab script. This resulted in a total of 46 NIRS devices from 16 different manufacturers. Any publication with the term NIRS, fNIRS or near-infrared spectroscopy was included. Subsequently, all articles were scanned for used device and manufacturer. The results are amazing, thanks to our customers we are proud to be world leading in (portable) NIRS research publications, with over 100 publications in 2016!