Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a spectroscopic method that uses the near infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from 780 nm to 2500 nm). It shows tremendous promise for a range of research and clinical applications. Because it is noninvasive and portable, and uses safe non-ionizing light, it allows uses that are impracticable or simply not possible with other analytical techniques. As the technology is relatively inexpensive, a much broader base of users can take advantage of its robust functionality.