Neural Activity Sensor

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Portable Neural Activity Sensor
Type Sensory Aid
Tech Level TL–15
Cost Cr35,000
Size 21 liters
Weight 10 kg

The Neural Activity Sensor (NAS) remotely detects the electrical activity of a lifeform's central nervous system. Its limited range reduces its use to probes and landing parties. Neural Activity Sensors rely on accurate metrics to quantify their readings and data.

The NAS is a passive sensor. It remotely detects the electrical activity of a lifeform's central nervous system, classifies it by complexity and activity, and compares it to recorded life forms, especially sophonts.

A portable unit has an effective maximum range of 500 meters. It consists of a backpack and a handset with a retractable parabolic dish focusser. The handset is not attached to the backpack, and it can be operated up to 100 meters distant, which further extends the range.

An area scan is performed first, to determine if any subjects are within range. The readings indicate number, range, and motion of beings exhibiting neural activity in the area. A pinpoint scan can classify the identified creatures according to their intelligence.

Developed from TL–12 psionic helmet theory, the neural activity sensor was first used medically to diagnose and treat brain disorders.

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