Welcome to the October 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This newsletter covers the period since our last newsletter, which came out in June 2019. This period has seen activity in both hemispheres of the world, further progress in preparation for fNIRS2020, and the addition of affective computing to the ever-increasing number of applications.Continue reading
Mari Franceschini, October 2019,
We have updated the conference webpage with the latest news. In brief:
We are thrilled to confirm the participation of Dr. Bruce Tromberg as a Special Guest Speaker. Dr. Tromberg is the director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and also a pioneer researcher in diffuse optics.Continue reading
This is an executive summary of some of the activity that has occurred in the past few months compiled from posts made to our Facebook group page and to Twitter.Continue reading
By Hamid Dehghani.
The fNIRS-UK 2019 meeting took place on 26-27th September 2019 with just over 100 attendees, including 14 Oral presentations and 37 total poster presentations.Continue reading
By David Highton and Roger Meder
We were delighted to host an fNIRS symposium (NIRStralia www.nirstralia.com) at the recent NIR2019 conference (www.nir2019.com) in the Gold Coast Australia. The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy NIR2019 conference covers wide ranging applications of NIRS techniques from agriculture to satellite imagery and the development of related hardware.Continue reading
Welcome to the June 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This newsletter covers the period since our last newsletter, which came out in March 2019. The amount of news that our community has generated in this period is hard to fit into our newsletter. Here is our best effort at summarizing it all. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we did preparing it!Continue reading
By Maria Angela Franceschini.
We are making great progress with the fNIRS202 conference.
Pepe and I are sending out invitations for the program committee and we have our keynote speaker. We are thrilled that Professor Richard Aslin has accepted our invitation and are looking forward to an outstanding keynote from him!Continue reading
By Meryem Yücel.
As fNIRS progresses into more natural environments, new challenges in the acquisition and analysis of its signals emerge. A new blind source separation framework, recently published in NeuroImage, aims to provide some remedies.
By Alessandro Torricelli – Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento di Fisica, Milan (Italy)
Can you imagine fNIRS in a smartphone? With existing steady state or continuous wave (CW) fNIRS technologies this could be just science fiction since miniaturization of a setup is not enough. If we want NIR light to reach brain cortex, at an average depth of 15 mm from the scalp, we would need in fact to place light source and photodetectors at a relative distance of at least 35 mm. This is ruled by the Physics of photon diffusion as presented in Martelli et al. 2016.Continue reading
Several training courses took place during the last quarter with different goals and foci. Here, their organizers share overall assessments and future plans with regards to them.Continue reading