Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS): List of manufactures

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This post is under updating … The information is not complete [last update: 2016-04-25]

Table can be found here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmI1wIXzRozHdFQzWHNQajI5eTlOeWRFd0tCT0hwYmc&hl=en_US

Artinis

OctaMon

OctaMon
OctaMon

The main advantage is that it’s portable.

PortaMon


PortaMon
PortaMon

Advantages

  • with offline storage you can now monitor muscles in almost any outdoor or indoor situation
  • being so light weighted and practical it has quickly become popular among our customers, and has even been shown as innovation on TV
  • never underestimate its size, it has high signal to noise ratio and sample rate enabling you to see clear signals and eg. pulsatility
  • beyond O2Hb, HHb and tHb information, (with SRS technique) you get an absolute tissue saturation index (TSI%)
  • easy to attach, get started and run the device – all in only a few minutes and without any fibers or cables
Sample publications using PortaMon
Link

Oxymon

OxyMon
OxyMon

Advantages

  • always possible to re-arrange or upgrade your setup and channels towards an application (up to 48 channels)
  • stable, robust and reliable, it has many years of experience in different environments all over the world
  • can be combined and synchronized with other possible equipment via various analog input and outputs
  • measure different tissue depths or any brain tissue area with powerful sensitive signals, up to 250 samples per second
Sample publications using Oxymon
Link

PortaLite


Advantages

  • Small
  • Portable
Link

Biopac

fNIR300

Sample publication

(unknown)

Users

  • U Penn

Link

http://www.biopac.com/fnir-brain-imaging-stimulus-presentation

Hamamatsu

NIRO

NIRO
NIRO

Sample publication

Canova et al (2011) Inconsistent detection of changes in cerebral blood volume by near infrared spectroscopy in standard clinical tests J. Appl. Physiol. 110 (6) 1646-55 doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00003.2011 PubMed ID: 21474700

Link

http://sales.hamamatsu.com/en/products/system-division/biomedical_Research.php

Hitachi Medical

ETG4000

ETG 4000
ETG 4000

Sample publication

Cui et al (2011) A quantitative comparison of NIRS and fMRI across multiple cognitive tasks Neuroimage 54 (4) 2808-21 doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.10.069 PubMed ID: 21047559

Users

Link

http://www.hitachi-medical.co.jp/english/products/opt/etg4000/index.html

Comment

Hiachi’s price is much higher than other manufactures. The system is packaged pretty nice. We purchased the system in 2008 with 3-yr warranty. The system worked nicely for 3 years and a few months. A few months back there was a problem with the system (the attached computer) and Hitachi was able to fix it. Warranty can be expensive.

ISS

Imagent

Imagent
Imagent

Sample publication

Chaudhary et al (2011) Frontal activation and connectivity using near-infrared spectroscopy: verbal fluency language study Brain Res. Bull. 84 (3) 197-205 doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2011.01.002 PubMed ID: 21255633

Users

  • Florida International University
  • Tufts (breast, brain)
  • McLean hospital (brain)
  • UT Arlington (breast, brain)
  • UC Irvine (breast)

Link

http://iss.com/biomedical/instruments/imagent.html

NIRx

NIRScout

NIRScout
NIRScout

Sample publication

Roos et al (2011) Altered prefrontal cortical function during processing of fear-relevant stimuli in pregnancy Behav. Brain Res. 222 (1) 200-5 doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.055 PubMed ID: 21458497

Users

  • University of Stellenbosch

Link
http://nirx.net/nirscout/

NIRSport

NIRSport
NIRSport
NIRScout

Sample publication

Users

  • Stanford University

Link
http://nirx.net/nirsport/

Obelab

NIRSIT

Obelab's NIRSIT
Obelab

Sample publication

Not yet

Users

  • not yet

Link
http://www.obelab.com/
The product is not yet released as of 2016-04

Omron

HEO200


Sample publication

Kitaoka et al (2011) Feed-forward changes in carotid blood flow velocity during active standing Neurosci. Lett. 487 (2) 240-5 doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.10.030 PubMed ID: 20970481

Users

  • University of Tokushima

Link

None. It’s really hard to find a webpage of this product.

Shimadzu

LABNIRS

LABNIRS
LABNIRS

Sample publication

Hatakenaka et al (2007) Frontal regions involved in learning of motor skill–A functional NIRS study Neuroimage 34 (1) 109-16 doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.08.014 PubMed ID: 17067821

Users

  • Osaka University

Link

http://www.shimadzu.com/an/lifescience/imaging/nirs/nirs_top.html

Comment

I visited Shimadzu’s booth in HBM meeting in San Francisco in 2009. Their NIRS machine is quite similar to Hitachi’s. The price, according to the salesman, is ~300K USD (not sure how much now).

TechEn

NIRSOptix CW6

CW6
CW6

Sample publication

Zhu et al (2010) Reduced prefrontal activation during Tower of London in first-episode schizophrenia: a multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy study Neurosci. Lett. 478 (3) 136-40 doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.05.003 PubMed ID: 20457217

Users

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • MGH (brain, breast)
  • UT Arlington
  • Univ of Pittsburgh

Link

http://www.techen.com/index.cfm?event=brainmonitor



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16 Replies to “Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS): List of manufactures”

  1. Nice overview! I suggest to add a column about the technique employed, i.e. cw, frequency domain, time domain, spatial light modulation.

  2. Thanks, very informative post! We have BIOPACK NIRS system but its sampling rate is too low (2Hz). Therefore, we are limited to do any practical research. :))

  3. @Berdakh

    Thank you for the info. I did not know biopac’s sampling frequency is 2hz. But it’s much better than 0.5Hz as in fMRI, right?

  4. Yes,it is better than fMRI in terms of its sampling rate. What we wanted it is to try it for online BCI ,however it is almost impossible. Probably, we will get another fNIRs FOIRE 3000 system Shimadzu with 16 Hz sampling rate (http://www.shimadzu.com/an/nirs/foire.html). I was told that the system hasn’t been exported to USA yet, but about ten FOIRE 3000 is being used in Japan and one in Vietnam.

    P.S. We are new in this exciting fNIRS research.
    Regards.

  5. Thank you.
    We want to use NIRS systems for brain activity. What is your suggestion, with a trade off between accuracy and price?

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