Toward Next-Generation Optical Brain-Function Imaging

Just how the human brain functions remains one of the greatest unsolved puzzles. To solve this mystery, brain-function imaging for visualization of brain functions has developed rapidly in recent years. In particular, in vivo optical imaging by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has attracted attention as a technique that supports next-generation brain science. Utilizing its leading-edge science and technology, Shimadzu has developed the LABNIRS, thereby contributing to the still growing field of brain science.

* For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Expanding Range of Research Applications

High Performance

Next-generation optical brain-function measurements start withmulti-channel and high density

Accepts up to 40 sets––2.5 times more than before (142 channels max.).
Spatial resolution doubled for high-density measurements.

High-speed sampling

Captures rapid cerebral blood flow signals in just 6 ms (previously 25 ms).

Reliability of 3 wavelengths and photomultiplier tube achieve superb sensitivity

Three semiconductor laser wavelengths capture more accurate data.
A photomultiplier tube captures the weakest cerebral signals.

Easy Operation

Graphical User Interface

The intuitive user interface permits complex measurements and analysis conditions settings with simple button clicks.

【Measurement Mode】

【1】 Simple design of fiber placements
【2】 The set fiber placements are reflected on the trend graph and map during measurements.

【Analysis Mode】

【1】Comprehensive data processing functions
Features a variety of analysis and processing tools, including independent component analysis (ICA*3), frequency filters, task addition, channel addition, centroid and integral analysis.
【2】Statistical analysis functions
General linear model (GLM) statistical processing offers simple statistical analysis and evaluations at the point of measurement.
【3】Multi-distance functions
Combining short-distance measurements reduces the effects of scalp blood flow and other extra signals.
【4】Batch processing functions
Permits batch processing with predetermined analysis procedures.
【5】Data output functions
Permits output as text files (compatible with NIRS-SPM).
【6】Data continuity
FOIRE Series data can be loaded to make use of past data.

*3 Patented in Japan 04379155

Outstanding Scalability

  • Comprehensive options provide powerful measurement support
  • Increase the number of channels according to the aim of the experime


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