DC Stimulator for Cranial Electrotherapy

$13,430.00 Excl. GST

The DC-STIMULATOR is a stimulator for cranial electrotherapy that provides a stimulation using weak direct current (transcranial Electrical Stimulation – tES) within non-invasive interventional Neurophysiology.

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DC-STIMULATOR
Stimulators for cranial electrotherapy and neuroscientific research

The DC-STIMULATOR is a stimulator for cranial electrotherapy that provides a stimulation using weak direct current (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation tDCS) within non-invasive interventional neurophysiology. The electrical charge and current density applied are far below the threshold for releasing a stimulus and have a modular effect on existing neuronal elements.

Depending on the duration, used current, current density and frequency, the stimulation is effective on inhibiting or activating cortical activity. If other established therapies fail, a supporting therapeutic effect of the tDCS:

  • is probable in depression, craving and fibromyalgia,
  • is possible during neuropathic pain of the lower limbs.
Stimulators for cranial electrotherapy

Specification of the DC-STIMULATOR

The DC-STIMULATOR is a micro-processor-controlled constant current source. It meets the highest safety standards thanks to (hardware- and software-based) multistage monitoring of the current path. By continuously monitoring electrode impedance it can detect insufficient contact with the skin and automatically terminate stimulation. This is a reliable method of excluding any injury to the patient.

  • 1 channel, unipolar (DC) stimulation
  • adjustable range of current max. 2,000 µA
  • adjustable application time up to 30 minutes
  • anodal and cathodal stimulation
  • stimulation mode: tDCS (continuous stimulation)
  • warning tone indicates any problems during stimulation

Advantages of the DC Stimulator

  • Highest patient safety standards due to multistage monitoring of the current path, automatic termination of the stimulation
    as well as continuous monitoring of the electrode impedance
  • Intuitive menu navigation via display and four buttons
  • Individual setting and saving of the stimulation parameters
  • Study mode for double-blind active and sham stimulation*
    * optional

DC Stimulator Features

  • Microprocessor-controlled constant current source
  • 1 channel (anodal and cathodal stimulation possible)
  • High safety standard through multistage monitoring of the current path
  • Stimulation mode: tDCS (continuous stimulation, adjustable, fade in and fade
    out)
  • Study mode for “blind” operation of real and pseudo stimulation, encoded from
    a code list of 200 codes, independently adjustable settings (can be saved to
    avoid accidental modification of study parameters)*
  • External trigger input*
    *optional
DC Stimulator
Adjustable current up to 2,000 µA in increments of 250 µA
Adjustable application time up to 30 min
Max. 1 % relative direct current fault tolerance
Max. 0.02 % direct current fluctuation
Internal 16 bit D/A conversion
Internal time resolution <1ms (sample rate 2048 sps)
"tDCS" stimulation mode: duration 1,800 s, increment 30 s, duration of
fade in / fade out 1-120 s, increment 1 s
Power supply from built-in rechargeable batteries
Approx. 6 h stimulation time @ 1 mA, approx. 7 h for complete recharging
Alphanumeric display with backlight
Membrane keypad with 4 keys
Contact-protected electrode connection in accordance with DIN 42802-2
(ø 1.5 mm)
Power consumption approx. 0.5-1.5 W (depends on display brightness and
applied current)
Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 22.5 cm x 5.5 cm (W x D x H)
Weight (incl. batteries): 0.8 kg
Brochures
DC Stimulator Brochure
tDCS Applications
tDCS Effectiveness Studies