In addition to Ultrasound Imaging Systems and Simulators, PRIME is equipped with two NIRS Oximeters and an HD Eye tracking system that can be used by researchers. This equipment is portable and available for use outside of the PRIME facility on an ad hoc basis, pending approval from the Protocol Review Committee. For inquiries regarding equipment use outside of the PRIME facility, please contact PRIME@cw.bc.ca.
NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) Oximetry
The ISS OxiplexTS™ is a non-invasive real-time monitor of absolute tissue oxygenation and hemoglobin concentration. The OxiplexTS™ emits NIR (Near Infrared) light from two different wavelengths to measure the absorption and scattering coefficients of the tissue to calculate the oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin concentrations.1
PRIME is equipped with a Dell Latitude E5550 Laptop for use with the OxiplexTS™.
INVOS™ 5100C System & NIRSensors
The INVOS™ 5100C Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter uses non-invasive sensors and NIR (Near Infrared) light to monitor regional hemoglobin oxygen saturation of blood in the brain or other tissues.2
NIRSensors are single use, non-invasive sensors for infants and neonates <5kg, that can be used with the the INVOS™ 5100C System.2
Gazepoint HD Remote 150Hz Eye Tracker System
The Gazepoint HD Remote 150Hz Eye Tracker System uses a machine-vision camera to record metrics such as direction of gaze, blink rate, blink duration, number of fixations, time to first fixation, and pupil diameter.3
PRIME is equipped with both the Gazepoint GP3 High Definition Remote 150Hz Eye Tracker System and corresponding Analysis Software.