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Friday, April 09, 2010

Wearable Brain Analyzer

Hitachi is launching what looks to be an easily wearable and portable Encephalograph recorder. Very pricy but interesting. ' ... The new encephalometer was developed based on the "optical topography method (NIRS: near infrared spectroscopy)," a brain monitoring method that Hitachi developed in 1995. Far-red light passes through a skull, etc and is scattered and reflected inside the brain. By measuring the degrees of the scattering and reflection, the encephalometer estimates the change in blood flow inside the brain. Specifically, it monitors hemoglobins ... '

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