On 20th April 2017, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Tong Boon, of HiCOE CISIR, UTP and Dr. Masashi Kiguchi of Hitachi (Japan) successfully organised a special session entitled "From Lab Technology to Clinical Applications: Latest Advances in Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)" at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Melbourne, Australia. The ISBI is the flagship conference of joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The special session provided a platform for academics and industry-related researchers to discuss and share experience in recent advances in the field of fNIRS. Organised talks include: a) An overview of fNIRS technology and Optical Topography (OT) Hub for collaborative research by Dr Tang (UTP, Malaysia)b) Wearable fNIRS technology and its applications in neuropsychology by Dr Kiguchi (Hitachi, Japan)c) Instrumentation development of fNIRS for perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury assessment by Prof. Ilias Tachtsidis (University College London, UK) d) An investigation of fNIRS in neuro-pharmacological assessment of developmental disorders by Prof Ippeita Dan (Chuo University, Japan) The special session is a promotion activity of OT Hub established at UTP for exploration in OT-related technology, in collaboration with Hitachi, Japan.
From left: Dr. Kiguchi (Hitachi), Prof. Dan (Chuo Uni), Prof. Tachtsidis (UCL) and Dr. Tang (UTP).