Brain imaging will make health products smarter

Brain neuronsTechnology is changing the way we monitor our health. We track our bodies performance during sports, have smartphone apps to monitor our sleep patterns and measure our body fat percentage using body fat scales.

The brain is uncharted territory… or is it?

We’ve been able to accurately track our heart rate, using a consumer product, since 1977. In that year, Polar introduced the first heart rate monitor that had an accuracy comparable to an EKG (electrocardiography).

The human brain is … Read on...

Non-invasive brain imaging in a new light, introducing fNIRS

brain imaging fNIRS

brain imaging fNIRSBrain imaging has come a long way since its earliest techniques. Already in 1918 a technique called ventriculography was invented. This technique consisted of injecting filtered air into the ventricles, the hollow cavities inside the brain, and included a high risk for the patient. Seeing that it did provide a lot of useful surgical information, new techniques were started to be developed.

Non-invasive brain imaging

After a few decades of invasive techniques,¬†computed tomography (CT) came around the bend. This … Read on...

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