Tufts University, MA, United States
A miniature NIR spectroscope that allows for measurement of optical parameters of tissue and determination of the absolute values of biological chromophores. Instrument miniaturization and wireless capability enable the design of a portable instrument for monitoring of subject's brain activity during motor tasks and use in outâ€patient applications.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Conventional oximeter instruments use bulky, power-hungry components that are not suited for miniaturization to enable device portability. The MicroLife instrument integrates complex signal detection, processing, and low-power digitization on a single piece of silicon using microchip fabrication technology. MicroLife will offer significant reduction in cost, power consumption, and overall size.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 16M - 16T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners