Brain imaging will make health products smarter

Technology 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, … Read more

Secure your brain: fNIRS cause for privacy concerns?

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New technologies seem to be increasingly aimed at everyday life. Nowadays, no one seems to think twice when posting every detail of their private life on Facebook or Twitter. Brain imaging techniques, like fNIRS, take it a step further. Combine this with an increasing aggregation of our information in the cloud, and a new privacy … Read more

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

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Brain 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 … Read more