Designs for a Non-Invasive Brain Imaging Head Probe
BioE Associate Professor Qianqian Fang was awarded a patent for “Optically monitoring brain activities using 3D-aware head-probe.”
Abstract Source: USPTO
A flexible head probe and modular head probe system that includes an optical functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system and integrated position sensor. The head probe and modular head probe system determines physiological data based upon the optical information gathered by the fNIRS system and gathers motion and position data from the position sensor. The physiological data and motion and position data are combined to permit topographical and tomographic analyses of a user’s brain tissue.