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    Consortium Uses Infrared Imaging to Detect Brain Damage in Infants

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    Around 500,000 babies born each year develop brain damage that could be treated if caught in time; however, monitoring an infant’s brain is difficult. A device currently in development seeks to address that problem by enabling real-time monitoring of newborn babies using light. Though MRI scans are able to provide high-quality images of the brain, the technology is often unsuitable for newborn babies, as it requires the subject to remain completely still.

    The “TinyBrains” health consortium, run in conjunction with ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences), is developing a wearable device that places near-infrared lasers and LEDs and EEG electrodes into a small cloth cap. The cap sends harmless light signals into the…

    May, 03 2021 |

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