Pathfinder Program

Win a fNIRS for your research project

Submit a short research project proposal for a chance at charge-free use of Photon Cap equipment for research purposes. Winners can keep the device for the duration of the data collection for the proposed project.

Recent Pathfinder projects:

Probing the development of behavioural and neural synchrony in intergenerational
interactions via collaborative art tasks

Ryssa Moffat, PhD (Professorship for Social Brain Sciences Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Evaluation of Mental Workload through innovative metrics and artificial intelligence approaches for aeronautic applications

Prof. Arcangelo Merla (Next2U s.r.l., Pescara, Italy)

Teaching Brain

Prof. Giancarlo Gola  (Department Education and Learning, University of Applied Science and Arts Southern Switzerland (SUPSI))

Shining light into paediatric HIV neurocognition and brain plasticity

Mr. Sizwe Zondo (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)

Can fNIRS predict the rehabilitation outcomes in response to robot-assisted gait training in children with cerebral palsy?

Dr Serena Filoni (Fondazione Centri di Riabilitazione Padre Pio Onlus, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy)

Prefrontal activation during verbal and non-verbal fluency tests in schizophrenia – near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) study

Paweł Krukow PhD and Natalia Kopiś-Posiej PhD. (Department of Clinical Neuropsychiatry, Medical University of Lublin, Poland)

The CortiVision Pathfinder Program (CPP) provides a unique opportunity for access to our fully portable and wireless fNIRS Ecosystem CortiVision Photon. CPP participants will receive a Photon Cap spectroscope and full assistance from Cortivision experts to realize their research projects.

CPP aims to generate relevant scientific outcomes and share the results in high-quality journals or conferences. The CPP includes providing feedback to Cortivision for further evolution of the Photon ecosystem and documenting the project’s results.

How to participate in our Pathfinder program and win

CortiVision team is seeking applicants for the Pathfinder Program who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must complete a form and describe their idea for research use of the Photon Cap spectroscope. It is necessary to specify the research objective, motivations and the planned results, e.g. in the form of publications or presentations at scientific conferences. 
  • The topic of research projects is unlimited, as is the location of the project realization.
  • The fNIRS device is made available free of charge to the CPP participants for a maximum period of 6 months (the duration of the data collection for the proposed project). Shipping costs are covered by Cortivision.
  • The CPP participants must commit to staying in touch with the Cortivision team to provide feedback and resolve any potential difficulties.

The proposals will be judged by the Cortivision team on the basis of feasibility, overall quality and most suitable NIRS use for the planned research. The application process is continious but we encourage you to submit your project before others due to the high competitiveness of the program and the number of submissions. If you have any questions about the program, please email [email protected]


Application Form

Research projects description (max. 8000 characters)

Please include information about: 1. Project title 2. Research aims, hypotheses and objectives 3. Project methodology (Research group, Apparatus, Procedure) 4. Expected outcomes 5. Significance and innovation
Hereby I accept the Terms&Conditions of the Cortivision Pathfinder Program
I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the European Parliament's and Council of the European Union Regulation on the Protection of Natural Persons as of 27 April 2016, with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive)
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