A tool like FIRMM-pix that can reduce patient motion during image acquisition without the need for sedation is desperately needed for improving data quality and broadening the use of fMRI to better inform a personalized approach to treating neurosurgery patients

Jarod Roland - St Louis Children's Hospital, Neurosurgeon

Motion-induced image degradation remains a significant weakness of brain MRIs. Standard methods for coping with motion are anesthesia or repeated scanning. Both are expensive and inefficient. FIRMM-pix combines gamification and biofeedback, training patients, including children, to stay still. FIRMM-pix is the in-scanner biofeedback experience to effectively improve patient motion and satisfaction.

FIRMM-pix Games

Whether on an adventure through the enchanted Friendly Forest or a mission to discover the wonders of the Lumacave, the patient is rewarded with new characters and absorbing additions to the scenery, immersing them into the game experience more deeply.

FIRMM-pix Video Player

Programmed with absorbing content, patients may select a movie or short film to watch during their scan. Cues and prompts appear as video content streams providing visual feedback to patients about their motion. Movie watching coupled with visual feedback reduces movement, improving overall data quality.

FIRMM-pix, the first in-scan solution combining gamification and biofeedback to reduce patient motion and improve brain MRI data quality.