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Design and realization of a portable continuous wave fNIRS

  • Autori: Agrò, D.; Canicattì, R.; Pinto, M.; Tomasino, A.; Adamo, G.; Curcio, L.; Pernice, R.; Giordano, A.; Parisi, A.; Stivala, S.; Galioto, N.; Giaconia, C.; Busacca, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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A design and implementation of a portable functional Near InfraRed Spectroscopy embedded system prototype is described. In this theoretical and experimental work, we present an embedded system hosting 64 LED sources and 128 Silicon PhotoMultiplier detectors (SiPM). The elementary part of the structure is a flexible probe “leaf” consisting of 16 SiPMs, 4 couples of LEDs, each operating at two wavelengths, and a temperature sensor. The hardware system is based on an ARM main microcontroller that allows to perform both the switching time of LEDs and the acquisition of the SiPM outputs. The performed preliminary experimental tests achieved very promising results, thus demonstrating the effectiveness of our fNIRS system.