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STARSTIM tCS

Starstim tCS® is a wireless multichannel transcranial current stimulator including tDCS, tACS, tRNS. Using the superb Neuroelectrics HeadCap, it provides 8 channels of stimulation using small, EEG-like electrodes, and it can also be used with classic sponge and other electrodes. Starstim tCS® comes integrated with an intuitive, powerful user interface for easy configuration and monitoring of stimulation parameters 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 our NUBE cloud system. Packed full of safety features, it is currently classified as an investigational device under US federal law.

Check out the list of Publications using Starstim – Over 50 during the past 4 years!

Features

Multi-channel and programmable tCS
Stimulate up to 8 electrodes
Current-controlled tDCS, tACS, tRNS, Sham or user-defined waveforms
Allows flexible electrode placement based on the 10-20 system
Independent current control at each electrode
MRI and TMS compatible stimulation
Sham and fully configurable double-blind mode
Safety measures
Current is hardware and software limited
Stimulation duration must be pre-programmed
Electrode placement with Neuroelectrics Cap for reliable montages
Impedance check before and during stimulation
Stimulation Abort functionality with easy access at any time
A wireless wearable concept for fast and easy setup
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
Intuitive user application
User-friendly protocol programming and sequencing in NIC bundled software (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller)
Visualize generated electric fields associated with tCS on the fly using StimViewer in NIC
Advanced tools
Touchproof cable adapter for compatibility with standard "touchproof" electrodes
Testboard for lab use, demos and testing
In the Cloud
Can be used with our NUBE cloud system for home use research or experiment management

Technical Specifications

Stimulation functionality
Number of channels: 8 channels
Electrode management: uses Neuroelectrics Cap
Types of Stimulation: linear combination of tDCS, tACS and tRNS, with Sham mode
tACS frequency range from 0 to 250 Hz. tRNS from 0-500 Hz (user configurable bandpass filtered tRNS).
Current: maximum of plus/minus 2mA per electrode
Current is configurable independently for each channel
Current accuracy: < 1%
Current resolution: <1 μA
Configurable Ramp-up and Ramp-down times
Configurable Pre-stimulation and Post-stimulation EEG recording durations
Voltage: up to + - 15 V at each electrode (≤30 V stimulation potential difference)
Safety
Current at electrode limited to < 2 mA
Max injected current by all electrodes at any time < 4 mA
Stimulation duration must be pre-programmed and < 1 h
Impedance check before and during stimulation
Stimulation Abort functionality with easy access at any time
Other Technical Specifications
USB rechargeable system using Li-Ion battery
Communication: Bluetooth 2.1
Operating time: 7 hours (continuous stimulation)
Dimensions: 60 x 85 x 20 mm
Weight: 65 g
Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and Mac OS X
Compatible with Neuroelectrics NUBE cloud

Applications

Starstim has been used for research and therapy many areas, including neuropathic pain, post stroke rehabilitation, depression, addictive disorders, learning and cognitive enhancement, and in basic neurophysiology research.

Software

Starstim is compatible with:
NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller), including Stimview functionality for electric field modeling and NIC Offline
NIC Home NIC Home is a simplified version of NIC for home use in brain stimulation telemedicine research and applications.
NUBE Cloud management system for home research or experimental management
StimWeaver multifocal/multielectrode stimulation montage optimization service

Product content

STARSTIM tCS [NE004]:
1 x [NE012H] STARSTIM NECBOX Home
1 x [NE013] USB POWER ADAPTER + POWER SUPPLY PLUG
1 x [NE014] CURVED SYRINGE
1 x [NE015] USB CARD WITH [NE001SW] NIC SOFTWARE
1 x [NE016] ELECTRODE GEL 60CL
1 x [NE017] 10 ELECTRODE CABLE
1 x [NE019M] NEOPRENE HEADCAP SIZE M
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 [NE036] HOME CASE
1 x [NE038] TESTBOARD HEAD
1 x [NE039] TESTBOARD CABLE

NIC software program is bundled with our devices. You can download it from our Support section.

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