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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Hideaki Koizumi: New Instrumentation and Applications of Optical Topography (fNIRS)

Presented at SPIE Photonics West 2017.

7 March 2017, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201703.02

Hideaki Koizumi, Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)

In this BiOS Hot topics session, Hideaki Koizumi of Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) speaks on diffuse optics, noting that his dream is to develop a "mindscope" that could be used for diagnosing brain diseases such as depression and schizophrenia.

Koizumi is currently a Fellow of Hitachi, Ltd. He received his BSc from the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo in June 1971, and subsequently joined the Department of Optical Instruments at Naka Works of Hitachi, Ltd. In 1976, he received a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Tokyo for his work on the development of the polarized Zeeman atomic absorption (PZAA) spectrometry, which was also nominated as one of the 50 most significant patents at the centennial of the foundation of the Japanese patent system in 1985.

Koizumi's work has contributed to over 594 patent applications. He currently holds 117 patents (56 in Japan and 61 overseas). He has published over 150 papers, and has authored/co-authored/edited over 20 books.