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Title: Optical switches and switching methods

Abstract

A device and method for collecting subject responses, particularly during magnetic imaging experiments and testing using a method such as functional MRI. The device comprises a non-metallic input device which is coupled via fiber optic cables to a computer or other data collection device. One or more optical switches transmit the subject's responses. The input device keeps the subject's fingers comfortably aligned with the switches by partially immobilizing the forearm, wrist, and/or hand of the subject. Also a robust nonmetallic switch, particularly for use with the input device and methods for optical switching.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The MIND Institute, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176181
Patent Number(s):
7340125
Application Number:
11/405,989
Assignee:
The MIND Institute (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-99ER62764
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Doty, Michael. Optical switches and switching methods. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Doty, Michael. Optical switches and switching methods. United States.
Doty, Michael. Tue . "Optical switches and switching methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176181.
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