Photonic technologies

Prometeus will develop an innovative brain imaging device (neo-opticap) able to monitor in real-time brain oxygenation, blood flow and metabolism from multiple regions of the head at the cot-side. Neo-optical will be developed by combining two photonics technologies, time-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (TD-nirs) and speckle contrast optical spectroscopy (SCOS), which will be coupled to the newborn’s head via an optimized and ergonomic wearable cap.

The TD-nirs module will be developed at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and PIONIRS (Italy), whereas the SCOS module will be developed at ICFO (Spain). The ergonomic wearable cap will be developed at University College London (U.K.).