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Neuro Optics Lab

The Neuro Optics Lab is a multidisciplinary research group that operates jointly between the Department of Engineering and Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. We develop and validate new optical methods to monitor brain function and metabolism non-invasively. The lab focuses on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-based methods to perform in-vivo monitoring of metabolic markers such as haemoglobin oxygenation, mitochondrial function and blood flow. We are interested in pioneering tools and techniques to monitor relevant physiology for both basic science and medical applications, from developing wearable brain monitoring for dementia diagnosis and monitoring, to building new optical methods to measure seal physiology non-invasively. We're a friendly, diverse team of physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and neuroscientists working together to deliver new translational technologies. 

Read more at: Dr Gemma Bale

Dr Gemma Bale

Dr Gemma Bale is the Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Medical Therapeutics. Her work focuses on developing new, non-invasive brain monitoring techniques for the measurement of cerebral oxygenation and metabolism in areas where traditional brain monitoring isn’t possible. Read more about Dr Bale...

Read more at: Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Our group publishes results on the development and application of non-invasive brain monitoring techniques, along with analysis of non-invasive brain imaging data.

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