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STARSTIM 8

StarStim® is a wireless hybrid EEG/tCS 8-channel neurostimulator system. It includes the comfortable Neoprene Headcap which provides 39 positions based on the 10-10 system where the electrodes can be easily inserted. Among our electrodes, you may find wet and dry EEG electrodes, sponge stimulation electrodes, hybdrid EEG/tCS PISTIM electrodes, the dual reference EARCLIP and many others. Starstim® comes integrated with a powerful software named NIC, with an intuitive user interface, that allows easy configuration and monitoring of stimulation parameters, recording and visualization of EEG and fast multifocal tCS electric field simulation using an advanced FEM head model. It is ready for research or clinical use, offering Sham and Double blind modalities as well as telemedicine using the NUBE Cloud Service. It is also fully compatible with our Neurosurfer neurofeedback software. Packed full of safety features, Starstim is a CE medically certified product. It is currently classified as an investigational device under US federal law.

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Stimulation

Features

Wireless, wearable and easy-to-setup concept:
Allows for mobile stimulation and recording away from the clinic/lab.
Quick setup in less than 5 minutes
User-friendly NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller) software
Visualization of EEG features
Visualize of electric fields associated with tCS on the fly using StimViewer in NIC
Home use research and experiment management through the NUBE Cloud Service
Multi-channel and programmable EEG/tCS:
Stimulate or record EEG using up to 8 electrodes
EEG monitoring and stimulation simultaneously possible in different electrode positions
Pre-/Pos-stimulation EEG monitoring using the hybrid PISTIM electrodes
Independent current control at each electrode
Linear combination of tDCS, tACS and tRNS, or user-defined waveforms
Flexible electrode placement based on a subset of the 10-10 system
MRI and TMS compatible stimulation
Sham and fully configurable double-blind mode
Safety:
Stimulation current is hardware and software limited
Stimulation duration must be pre-programmed
Impedance check before and during stimulation
Abort stimulation functionality possible at anytime
Optional and advanced tools and features:
Remote control via TCP/IP data stream with MatNIC
EEG data streaming over the network for third-party application development
External TTL Trigger input receiver for ERP research using the LSL
TTL Trigger Adapter for hardware synchronization of triggers and EEG data
Touchproof Adapter for compatibility with standard "touchproof" electrodes
Testboard included, ideal for demos and testing

Technical Specifications

EEG functionality
Number of Channels: 8 Channels
Sampling rate: 500 S/s
Bandwidth: 0 to 125 Hz (DC coupled)
Resolution: 24 bits – 0,05 µV resolution
Noise: < 1 µV RMS
Common mode rejection ratio: -115 dB
Input impedance: 1 GΩ
Stimulation functionality
Number of channels: 8 channels
Sampling rate: 1000 S/s
Frequency range: 0 to 250 Hz (tACS) and 0 to 500 Hz (tRNS)
Configurable bandpass filter for tRNS
Stimulation types: tDCS, tACS and tRNS, with Sham mode
Maximum current per channel: ± 2mA
Current accuracy: 1%
Current resolution: 1 μA
Current is configurable independently for each channel
Configurable Ramp-up and Ramp-down times
Voltage: ± 15 V per electrode (30 V potential difference)
Stimulation safety:
Max current per electrode: 2mA
Max total injected current (by all electrodes, any time): 4 mA
Max duration per session: 1 hour
Stimulation session must be pre-programmed
Impedance check before and during stimulation
Abort functionality: possible at anytime
NECBOX (Neuroelectrics Control Box)
Dimensions: 60 mm x 85 mm x 20 mm
Weight: 65 g
Battery: USB rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Battery operating time: 8 hours (combined EEG/tCS)
Communication: Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1
microSD card slot (for offline data storage)
Output: EDF+, ASCII data files or TCP/IP raw data streaming
Accelerometer data recording: 3 axis at 100 S/s

Applications

StarStim® complies with the European legislation for medical devices for the treatment of pain, stroke, depression and addictive disorders. In research, Starstim has been used in distinct areas such as basic neurophysiology, learning and cognitive enhancement, and it may be also used for BCI applications.

Software

Compatible software and services
Windows 7, 8 and Mac OS X
NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller)
NIC Offline for offline data visualization and analysis
NIC Home, a simplified home version of NIC for telemedicine applications
MatNIC (MATLAB toolkit), the network device control
Neurosurfer, the neurofeedback software
NUBE Stimulation cloud
Stimweaver and Stimweaver-P optimization for tDCS / tACS

Product content

STARSTIM [NE001]:
1 x [NE012] STARSTIM NECBOX
1 x [NE013] USB POWER ADAPTER + POWER SUPPLY PLUG
1 x [NE014] CURVED SYRINGE
1 x [NE015] USB STICK WITH MANUALS & [NE001SW] NIC SW
1 x [NE016a] ELECTRODE GEL 60CL
1 x [NE017] 10 ELECTRODE CABLE
1 x [NE019M] NEOPRENE HEADCAP SIZE M
1 x [NE020] NEOPRENE HEADBAND
4 x [NE021] FORETRODE
8 x [NE022] GELTRODE
8 x [NE024] PISTIM
25 x [NE025] STICKTRODE
4 x [NE026a] SPONSTIM 25
4 x [NE026b] SPONSTIM 8
1 x [NE027] EARCLIP
1 x [NE031] USB BLUETOOTH DONGLE
1 x [NE033] SALINE SOLUTION 100ML
1 x [NE038] TESTBOARD HEAD
1 x [NE039] TESTBOARD CABLE
1 x [NE043] USB CHARGING CABLE

NIC and NIC Offline software programs are bundled with our devices. You can download them from our Support section.

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