Smart Brain Imager
Dr. Meltem Izzetoglu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Infrascan, Inc. a medical technology manufacturer in Philadelphia. $42,484.
Current smart health devices can conveniently and efficiently monitor various physiological signals from the body such as heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Although it is one of the most vital organs, monitoring of the brain both physiologically and functionally in everyday and everywhere settings remains a challenge. This is partially because, until recently, existing neuromonitoring methods based on electrophysiology or magnetic resonance imaging would not allow wearable, battery operated, wireless, easy to use designs that can be reliably deployed in mobile, real-life environments. This collaborative project aims to design, develop and manufacture a universal, comfortable, durable, affordable and reliable platform, based upon functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) technology, that is miniaturized, fully wireless and app-operable, which can accelerate cognitive health monitoring.