The Future of Brain Imaging
Create the Future · 33 minutes ·

The Future of Brain Imaging

Clare Elwell is a professor of medical physics and director of the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Group and Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory at University College London. Her current research combines physics and engineering to develop novel optical systems for monitoring and imaging the brain. Clare currently leads the Brain Imaging for Global HealTh (BRIGHT) research project, investigating the impact of malnutrition on early infant brain development.

In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Clare about the engineering that underpins functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)—notably the 2019 QEPrize-winning innovation, LED lighting. We discuss the benefits of portable fNIRS equipment, hear why multidisciplinary teams are essential for innovation, and discover why Clare’s research project in The Gambia was the first study of infant brains in Africa.

New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday.

Follow @qeprize on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

See for privacy and opt-out information.

Comments (0)

You Must Be Logged In To Comment

Similar podcasts

Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

Technology & Engineering for Kids

The Science of Special Education

Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education

The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Brain Science: Neuroscience, Behavior