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Towards a Fully Integrated Smart Textile Patch-Based Cap for Multi-Distance CW FNIRS Whole-Head Imaging

Christian Bartkowski
Antonia Nandori
Alexander von Lühmann
Christoph H. Schmitz

October 02, 2022

We present a modular fabric patch-based approach of a wearable, compact, lightweight, full-head fNIRS system using Smart Textiles with integrated multi-distance optodes. Signal quality and comfort were compared to traditional cap equipment on nine subjects, yielding comparable comfort and performance. A new integrated short channel solution was conceptually proven and shows promising potential. Cap setup and application time was greatly reduced.