[Neuro] fmri

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 14:04:32 PDT 2012


Hi Sabina,

fMRI requires an MRI machine and they are insanely huge and expensive.
I'm not aware of any hackerspaces that have them. Usually they reside
on medical and academic campuses.

We have done some EEG projects at noisebridge, but not fMRI. EEG by
comparison is cheap and easy to build. To my knowledge, the closest
we've gotten to fMRI is that we're talking about doing some 3D
modeling based on static, structural MRI, and then one member of the
community is working on near-infrared spectroscopy
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-infrared_spectroscopy) which is
like a cheaper, more portable (but substantially different) substitute
for fMRI. That would be Jonathan, whom I think is on this list but I
forget. We should probably pressure him into building a wiki page.

You can of course learn more about these things on wikipedia, but our
wiki also details some of the projects we've worked on at our
hackerspace: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Neuro

-Kelly

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Sab Plame <sab.plame at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
>
> I'm working on a project involving brainwaves and Arduino and would like to
> work more on similar projects.
>
> A friend of mine who is member of Hackspace London, was around a couple of
> weeks ago.
> He said he met / spoke to a guy who was working on FMRI- related projects,
> and was wondering if and what kind of work you guys are doing in that field.
>
> Hope to hear from you and thanks :)
>
> sabina
>
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