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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 24-28, 2010
Joint FiO/LS Poster Session I (JTuA)

Improved fNIRS Using a Novel Brush Optrode

Chester Wildey, Duncan L. MacFarlane, Bilal Khan, Fenghua Tian, Hanli Liu, and Georgios Alexandrakis


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Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) may be impaired by absorption from the subject’s hair. Improved sensitivity is achieved using a redesigned optrode with fiber tips designed to thread through the hair for better scalp contact.

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments

C. Wildey, D. L. MacFarlane, B. Khan, F. Tian, H. Liu, and G. Alexandrakis, "Improved fNIRS Using a Novel Brush Optrode," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuA23.

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