Iranian Researchers Make Domestic fNIRS Device

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 16:39

A professor of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Tehran has announced on making functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) device for the first time in the country.

In his interview with ISCA News Agency, Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan explained that Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) measures different perspectives of brain activity and has been used successfully to monitor cognitive states and activity.

He emphasized that Functional NIRS (fNIRS) is a specialized research imaging technique that uses near-infrared light to examine the function of the living brain. This device has been made for the first time in the country in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Tehran.

Setarehdan declared that in comparison with common methods of recording electrical activities of the brain, fNIRS can detect active area in cerebral cortex through sending and receiving light with specific wavelengths to brain tissue. He said that almost 5 devices have been created in Sharif University of Technology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, University of Tabriz, University of Isfahan and Shiraz University.

Diagnosing ADHD in children, monitoring the amount of oxygen of baby’s brain in NICU, monitoring the depth of anesthesia during surgeries and evaluating various types of diseases related to the brain activity are some applications of this device.

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