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Compliant Head Probe For Positioning Electroencephalography Electrodes And Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Optodes, Paolo Giacometti, Solomon G. Diamond Feb 2013

Compliant Head Probe For Positioning Electroencephalography Electrodes And Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Optodes, Paolo Giacometti, Solomon G. Diamond

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A noninvasive head probe that combines near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG) for simultaneous measurement of neural dynamics and hemodynamics in the brain is presented. It is composed of a compliant expandable mechanism that accommodates a wide range of head size variation and an elastomeric web that maintains uniform sensor contact pressure on the scalp as the mechanism expands and contracts. The design is intended to help maximize optical and electrical coupling and to maintain stability during head movement. Positioning electrodes at the inion, nasion, central, and preauricular fiducial locations mechanically shapes the probe to place 64 NIRS optodes and ...