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!
Portable NIRS publications 2016
All NIRS publications 2016
EEG and fNIRS are complementary measuring techniques. EEG measures electrophysiological brain activation, that is the electromagnetic field created when neurons in the brain are firing. fNIRS measures the hemodynamic response, that is the change of oxygen in the blood when a brain region becomes active. By combining EEG and fNIRS, a more complete picture of brain activity is obtained: activation of neurons and energy demand of neurons.
Over the years we have developed both hardware-based and software-based options for data synchronization. In this blog we will explore the different options and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
A common question we get from our customers is what is a baseline and how to use it. Generally with fNIRS, the absolute values are arbitrary. The period before a stimulus is often referred to as the baseline. In this blog we will describe the do's and don'ts of baselines.
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.
An insight guide into NIRS head-cap development by our designer Wout Kregting
Get an impression of our latest fNIRS device on Youtube.
Auditory cortex measurement with fNIRS.