NIRScout -Powerful NIRS Imager

With NIRScout, you can measure fNIRS from anywhere on the head concurrently with (nearly) any other modality. It is our most versatile solution for fNIRS researchers.
NIRScout multi-modal NIRS neuroimaging system from NIRx

Setup fNIRS Fast
NIRx uses the NIRScap system for an incredibly fast setup (see video of <60-second setup).

Multi-Modal Integration
NIRScout is ideal for multi-modal measurements with EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking, cochlear implants, TMS, tDCS, EMG, pulse oximetry, and other modalities for concurrent measurements.

Application-Specific Probes & Headgear
Specialized probes and headgear available for comfortable measurements on any subject, for any application.

 

 

NIRSport 2 – Portable NIRS Imager

Measure fNIRS in high-density set-ups, from anywhere on the head, concurrently with (nearly) any other modality. Monitor your subjects via Wi-Fi while direct-to-device system recording ensures data is always stored, or choose higher-bandwidth USB connectivity for applications in BCI and neurofeedback research paradigms that require ultra-high performance processing.

Setup fNIRS Fast
NIRx uses the NIRScap system for an incredibly fast setup (see video of <60-second setup).

Multi-Modal Integration
NIRSport 2 integrates seamlessly with EEG, eye-tracking, cochlear implants, TMS, tDCS, EMG, pulse oximetry, and other modalities.

Application-Specific Probes & Headgear
Specialized probes and headgear available for comfortable measurements on any subject, for any application.

MULTIPAD Family

MULTIPAD family

The new Standard of Care

The flexible and universally applicable MULTIPAD family of products enables optimum patient placement, positioning and fixation when it comes to examinations using head and extremity coils.

Products

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Fields of Application

The flexible MULTIPAD family can be used either alone or in combination during all examinations with head and extremity coils.

  • Head
  • Shoulder
  • Cervical Spine
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Hand/Wrist/Finger
  • Knee
  • Foot, Ankle
AreasOfApplication

 

The Benefits

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Technical Data

Purpose: Universal Patient Positioning System for CT and MR Imaging

Compatibility: Compatible with various MRI coils and CT cradle

Materials: TPU foil, EPS pearls

Labeling: CE, MR safe, non sterile, RX only

Packaging: 400 mm x 280 mm x 60 mm

Storage: Dry, room temperature

BabyFix Cocoon

BabyFix Cocoon

MRI scans for newborn babies are not an everyday occurrence and pose special challenges for everyone involved due to the difficulty of achieving safe and stable positioning. To meet the high demands of this procedure, the BabyFix Cocoon was developed in close collaboration with experts from the fields of neonatology, anesthesia and pediatric radiology.

The BabyFix Cocoon accomplishes Ideal conditions for a safe and careful examination procedure for newborn babies in the MRI scanner.

Increased sense of wellbeing for parents and child

  • The slim design and the separate head and body fixation enable the mother to continue breastfeeding, thus facilitating close contact between her and the child during preparation for the scan. Careful, pressure-free positioning with soft, pleasant materials.

Optimised work flow

  • Easy to use and intuitive enabling routine-based work in interdisciplinary teams.

Increased patient safety

  • Stable, stretched and centered positioning of the baby’s head and body possible without any problems, even in narrow coils.

Improved image quality

  • High-quality materials can be cleaned easily and consistently until they are free of all residues, thereby facilitating reliable protection.

Excellent hygiene

  • Permanent monitoring of vital functions through an integrated viewing window and simple routing and strain relief for monitoring cables via an in-built hose stopper.

 

Technical Specifications

Purpose: Positioning aid for the immobilization of newborns (2 to 5 kg) during MR imaging.

Compatibility: Compatible with various head coils.

Materials: TPU Foil, EPS Pearls

Labeling: CE, Non sterile, MR safe, Rx only

Packaging: 665 x 340 mm

Storage: Dry, room temperature.

DuoMAG™ XT – rTMS Magnetic Stimulation

The new DuoMag XT rTMS device offers the latest features and tools needed to perform any rTMS protocol or study.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. This is accomplished by using eletromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents via rapidly changing magnetic fields. These magnetic fields affect specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of the brain to be studied. Recent research has shown that rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) may be effective as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric disorders including: Depression, Parkinson’s Disease, Tinnitus and Auditory Hallucinations.

 

 

DuoMAG™MP-Dual – Dual Monophasic Stimulator

Advanced Dual-Monophasic magnetic stimulator for clinical and research use.

DuoMAG MP-Dual combines two DuoMAG MP units to provide fully programmable paired pulse stimulation through a single stimulating coil. By controlling the pulse intervals and power level of each DuoMAG MP, it is possible to provide precise sub- and supra-threshold conditioning and test pulses. This is useful for the investigation of Inter-Cortical and Intra-Cortical Inhibition and Facilitation.
The inter-stimulus interval (ISi) of the two pulses is adjustable with the following methods:
The first is via the supplied touch-screen programmable interface. This allows the programming of the following ISi intervals:

0 – 6 ms @50 µs resolution
6 – 12 ms@ 100 µs resolution
12- 24 ms @200 µs resolution
24- 60 ms @500 µs resolution
60- 120 ms@ 1 ms resolution
120 – 240 ms @2 ms resolution
240 – 600 ms @5 ms resolution
The second is via external triggering of two TTL inputs, one for each stimulator, offering complete user flexibilityof the ISi setting

The DuoMAG MP-Dual also allows the possibility of pulse shaping by overlapping the two independent pulses. This is programmable either in the supplied user interface or for even greater resolution via the two independent TTL inputs. When the ISi is set to zero, the resulting sum of the two single pulses provided by the DuoMAG MP stimulators produce a single high power pulse equal to 140% of a single DuoMAG MP. It is also possible to connect two individual coils for additional uses including interhemispheric stimulation.

TRACKPixx

TRACKPixx

The TRACKPixx is a remote 2000 Hz eye and gaze tracking solution. The TRACKPixx offers customization potential, versatility and a large tracking range for binocular or monocular tracking. Our tracker offers zoom, focus and mechanical lens shift adjustments allowing for greater configuration options. Consequently, the TRACKPixx can be adjusted to function in most laboratory environments, regardless of the subject’s distance.

TRACKPixx does not require a dedicated computer to process gaze information; the data is handled internally by the device. Eye positions can be transmitted with a digital signal, an analog signal, logged in the device for future access or through a USB interface (Windows, Mac, Linux).

The TRACKPixx video feed can be accessed directly through a console display for real-time visualization and adjustment of the tracker. A scene camera can also be connected to the tracker to monitor the experiment. These video feeds can also be accessed through a USB interface for remote control of the TRACKPixx.

The TRACKPixx also includes all DATAPixx subsytems (digital, analog and audio I/Os) which can be used to synchronize and obtain microsecond accurate time tags for responses or triggers. New eye positions are computed every 0.5 millisecond; combined with a PROPixx projector, this is a perfect and optimal combination for a gaze-contingent display.

 

MRI 3D

3DPolarizer

The DepthQ circular polarizer is driven directly by the PROPixx projector. Our custom driver ensures symmetric 50 microsecond switching times and minimal crosstalk at up to 400 FPS. Polarizer placement is straightforward. Simply place it in front of the projection lens. Passive 3D glasses are widely available in a variety of form factors, and most are 100% plastic, rendering them suitable for MRI environments. This solution is much simpler than trying to align superimposed left/right eye images, as is required when using dual projector setups.

 

 

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MRI Audio System

SOUNDPixx

The SOUNDPixx is a complete MRI audio system including everything you need to get all the great benefits of MRI-compatible audio entertainment or for cross-modal research when used with our PROPixx or our DATAPixx system. Will give you microsecond-precise audio stimulation when driven by VPixx hardware.

SOUNDPixx MRI stereo sound system delivers true stereo music to the subject. Stereo sound provides a spacious feeling for the subject, which is an important factor in overcoming claustrophobia.

There are separate audio level adjustments for the subject and the speakers in the area where the technologist is located. The operator can independently control their sound level without affecting the subject sound levels. If so desired, the music can be turned off in the operator area, and only heard by the subject.

 

 

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MRI Subject Feedback

RESPONSEPixx /MRI Handheld

This is the 4-button fiber-optic version of our RESPONSEPixx line of reliable, ergonomic response boxes. The button box itself is 100% plastic and magnetically inert, making it compatible with MRI and MEG installations. A fiber-optic bundle carries the button states through the waveguide separating the magnet room from the control room. Once inside the control room, the fiber-optic signals are then converted to TTL signals. Plugging the TTL signals into a DATAPixx or PROPixx will give you microsecond-precise response times, with a reliability that exceeds USB-based response boxes. Custom configurations are available.

RESPONSEPixx /MRI Dual Handheld

This is the 4-button fiber-optic version of our RESPONSEPixx line of reliable, ergonomic response boxes. The button box itself is 100% plastic and magnetically inert, making it compatible with MRI and MEG installations. A fiber-optic bundle carries the button states through the waveguide separating the magnet room from the control room. Once inside the control room, the fiber-optic signals are then converted to TTL signals. Plugging the TTL signals into a DATAPixx or PROPixx will give you microsecond-precise response times, with a reliability that exceeds USB-based response boxes. Custom configurations are available.

 

 

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MRI Visual Stimulus Displays

PROPixx

The PROPixx is a unique DLP LED projector which has been designed to be the most flexible display possible for vision research. The PROPixx features a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, and can be driven with refresh rates up to 1440 Hz with deterministic timing. The PROPixx uses high brightness LEDs as a light source, giving a larger color gamut and much longer lifetime than halogen light sources (60,000 hrs vs 2,000 hrs). Our LEDs also support high bit depth, and high frequency full color stimulation, which would not be possible with a color-wheel/halogen architecture. For stereo vision applications, our high speed circular polarizer can project stereoscopic stimuli for passive polarizing glasses at up to 400 Hz.

The PROPixx also includes an array of peripherals which often need to be synchronized to video during an experiment. These include a stereo audio stimulator, a button box port for precise reaction-time measurement, triggers for electrophysiology and eye-tracking equipment, and even a complete analog I/O subsystem. You can now successfully synchronize all of your subject I/O to video refresh with microsecond precision.

The PROPixx is available with multiple projection lens options including short-throw lenses for CRT-replacement applications, and long-throw lenses for MRI/MEG applications.

As with all VPixx Technologies products, the PROPixx is field upgradable. If you need a new feature in order to follow some exciting new direction in your research, we can develop the functionality in our labs, then email you an update for your PROPixx.

SHIELDPixx

The SHIELDPixx is a complete MRI compatible shielding enclosure in which you can install multiple electronic devices so that they may be used safely in an MR room. The SHIELDPixx is optimized for reduced EMI at the frequency operation of a 1.5T, 3T or 7T scanner.

A power isolation station is also supplied with the SHIELDPixx allowing electronics devices in the SHIELDPixx to be compatible and comply with safety standards in an MR room.

Also, the SHIELDPixx enclosure includes the StudioPRO Extender powered by Thinklogical’s®.  The StudioPRO Extender DVI Extension System transports every frame of a DVI video stream seamlessly with no compression or dropped frames.  In addition, all high speed peripherals function with no latency. Using standard SFP+ transceivers, the system uses multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic cable that allow you to place a digital monitor or projector up to 1000 meters (3280 feet) away from the controlling computer without loss of resolution.

 

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Visual Testing Software – VPixx Program

VPixx Program

The VPixx Program, a result of over twenty years of experience in vision science programming, is the perfect tool to generate and present frame-synchronized animated stimuli within the context of a testing paradigm. VPixx supplies you with powerful features to easily manage complex dynamic visual and audio stimuli and experimental designs, all within a single user-friendly Mac OS X application. The VPixx Program fully supports the DATAPixx, VIEWPixx, PROPixx and RESPONSEPixx hardware products, offering you stereo audio stimulation, subject response time measurement, analog data acquisition, and triggering of external equipment, all with microsecond-precise synchronization to video refresh.

DATAPixx Toolbox

Toolbox_MATLAB

The DATAPixx toolbox for MATLAB is now delivered as part of a standard Psychtoolbox download. The PsychToolbox imaging pipeline has been updated by Mario Kleiner to take advantage of the high bit depth of the DATAPixx. The library supports all of the video processing and data I/O subsystems of the DATAPixx hardware toolbox, combining the simplicity of MATLAB with the microsecond precision of the DATAPixx.

Toolbox_Octave

Octave is a free open-source alternative to MATLAB. The DATAPixx toolbox for Octave is now delivered as part of a standard PsychToolbox download. The PsychToolbox imaging pipeline has been updated by Mario Kleiner to take advantage of the high bit depth of the DATAPixx. The library supports all of the video processing and data I/O subsystems of the DATAPixx hardware toolbox, combining the simplicity and freedom of Octave with the microsecond precision of the DATAPixx.

Toolbox_python

pypixxlib uses the object-oriented approach and strengths of Python. With pypixxlib, you can get information from and to your devices, while using your preferred python packages for stimulus generation. pypixxlib converts your physical device into python objects with attributes matching the subsystems included in VPixx devices. This guarantees everything you attempt is executed on the subsystem you intended. We also offer a functional approach with the versatility of Python; pypixxlib includes a wrapper for our ANSI C API. Complete with full documentation and demos, pypixxlib is easy to use.

Toolbox_C_API

For those who prefer the lowest-level interface possible, we provide a low-level ANSI C API. The API even includes a detailed register map for the DATAPixx. The API has been tested under Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X, and various Ubuntu and Debian distributions.

Toolbox_PLDAPS

PLDAPS: a hardware architecture and software toolbox for neurophysiology requiring complex visual stimuli and online behavioral control.

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3D

3DPixx – LCD shutter glasses

Our 3DPixx IR emitter and glasses are designed for ease of use and simple maintenance: rechargeable through USB, a folding design for compact storage, and easy to clean with sanitizing wipes. The 3DPixx kit can be synchronized with DATAPixx, VIEWPixx and PROPixx systems.

3DPolarizer – 400 Hz circular polarizer

The DepthQ circular polarizer is driven directly by the PROPixx projector. Our custom driver ensures symmetric 50 microsecond switching times and minimal crosstalk at up to 400 FPS. Polarizer placement is straightforward. Simply place it in front of the projection lens. Passive 3D glasses are widely available in a variety of form factors, and most are 100% plastic, rendering them suitable for MRI environments. This solution is much simpler than trying to align superimposed left/right eye images, as is required when using dual projector setups.

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Calibration System

The X-Rite i1Pro is a true spectrophotometer, featuring greater accuracy than tri-stimulus photometers which are based on color filters.   A new innovative Swiss-engineered design makes the i1Pro much more affordable than previous generations of spectrophotometers.

The i1Pro is a contact spectrophotometer and includes hardware for holding the sensor against the region of the display being calibrated. The i1Pro connects to your computer over a USB interface, allowing your own software to initiate automated measurements and acquire data. The i1Pro can return CIE Lxy data for photometry measurements and can also return raw spectral data between 380 nm and 730 nm at 10 nm intervals for radiometry  applications.  The i1Pro includes a calibration base allowing the photometer to be automatically recalibrated before each use.

 

 

Software support includes a low-level ANSI C API, MATLAB/Octave and Python libraries for use under Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

i1Pro-B

The i1Display Pro colorimeter features an advanced, high-end optical system with custom designed filters. It provides a near perfect match to the color perception of the human visual system, delivering superior color measurement results.  i1Display Pro supports all modern display technologies, including LED backlight and wide gamut displays.

The i1Display Pro is spectrally calibrated, making it fully field upgradeable to support future display technologies.  An innovative Swiss-engineered design makes the i1Display Pro much more affordable than previous generations of colorimeters. The i1Display Pro connects to your computer over a USB interface, allowing your own software to initiate automated measurements and acquire data.

Software support includes a low-level ANSI C API, MATLAB/Octave and Python libraries for use under Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

Subject Feedback – Tabletop

This is the 5-button tabletop version of our RESPONSEPixx line of reliable, ergonomic response boxes. The box is larger than our hand-held version, and has very robust buttons designed to withstand more powerful impacts. Each of the buttons can be illuminated through software control, and can cue subjects during forced-choice paradigms. The RESPONSEPixx uses medical-grade silicone cables, resulting in maximum flexibility and durability. Plugging the RESPONSEPixx into a DATAPixx, VIEWPixx or PROPixx will give you microsecond-precise response times, with a reliability that exceeds USB-based response boxes. Custom configurations are available.

 

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Subject Feedback – Dual Handheld

This is the 4-button, dual-handheld version of our RESPONSEPixx line of reliable, ergonomic response boxes. Each of the buttons can be illuminated through software control, and can cue subjects during forced-choice paradigms. The RESPONSEPixx uses medical-grade silicone cables, resulting in maximum flexibility and durability. Plugging the RESPONSEPixx into a DATAPixx, VIEWPixx or PROPixx will give you microsecond-precise response times, with a reliability

 

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Subject Feedback – Handheld

This is the 5-button version of our RESPONSEPixx line of reliable, ergonomic response boxes. Each of the buttons can be illuminated through software control, and can cue subjects during forced-choice paradigms. The RESPONSEPixx uses medical-grade silicone cables, resulting in maximum flexibility and durability. Plugging the RESPONSEPixx into a DATAPixx, VIEWPixx or PROPixx will give you microsecond-precise response times, with a reliability that exceeds USB-based response boxes. Custom configurations are available.

 

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Subject Feedback – Touch Panel

The TOUCHPixx is an innovative touch panel allowing for accurate and deterministic timing. It is fully integrated with our VIEWPixx series monitors and our DATAPixx display driver. The TOUCHPixx can be installed in less than a minute directly on a monitor or on a table.

Touch coordinates are time stamped and can be read using Psychtoolbox under Mac or Windows. The system allows you to create your own subject feedback images by creating customized pictures under the TOUCHPixx glass.

 

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Display Drivers – LCD Driver

The DATAPixx2 is a complete multi-function data and video processing USB peripheral for vision research. In addition to a dual-display video processor, the DATAPixx2 includes an array of peripherals which often need to be synchronized to video during an experiment.  These include a stereo audio stimulator, a button box port for precise reaction-time measurement, triggers for electrophysiology equipment, and a complete analog I/O subsystem. Because we implemented the video controller and peripheral control on the same circuit board, you can now successfully synchronize all of your subject I/O to video refresh with microsecond precision. The DATAPixx2 video subsystem converts a dual-link DVI digital video input from the host computer (or laptop) into two dual-link DVI video outputs. The second dual-link DVI output head can show the tester a mirror of the primary display; or alternatively, the left/right halves of a wide DVI input image can be split onto the two  displays, ensuring perfect frame synchronization between the left/right displays. To further support stereo applications, the DATAPixx2 also includes a standard VESA mini-DIN-3 connector to interface with stereo goggles.

As with all VPixx Technologies products, the DATAPixx2 is field upgradable. If you need a new feature in order to follow some exciting new direction in your research, we can develop the functionality in our labs, then email you an update for your DATAPixx2.

Display Drivers – CRT Driver

The DATAPixx is a complete multi-function data and video processing USB peripheral for vision research. In addition to a dual-display video processor, the DATAPixx includes an array of peripherals which often need to be synchronized to video during an experiment, including a stereo audio stimulator, a button box port for precise reaction-time measurement, triggers for electrophysiology equipment, and even a complete analog I/O subsystem. Because we implemented the video controller and peripheral control on the same circuit board, you can now successfully synchronize all of your subject I/O to video refresh with microsecond precision.

As with all VPixx Technologies products, the DATAPixx is field upgradable. If you need a new feature in order to follow some exciting new direction in your research, we can develop the functionality in our labs, then email you an update for your DATAPixx.

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