What is tDCS?
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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of non-invase neurostimulation that delivers a constant low level current to the brain through the use of electrodes placed on the scalp. This neuromodulation technique uses a steady current between 1 - 2 mA delivered through electrodes to targeted regions of the brain to modulate brain function. Using different electrode configurations, tDCS can be used to either excite or inhibit neuronal activity in the targeted region.
Headquartered in New York City, Caputron is the leading worldwide distributor of home, clinical and research neurostimulation technology, such as tDCS, TMS, CES and EEG. By partnering with world-class device manufacturers, we supply a range of excellent neurostimulation devices and accessories, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
The Caputron Universal tDCS Strap is the best tDCS strap on the market. Featuring a built in ruler, this tDCS strap gives the user the capability to set up montages with the same precision and reproducibility used in clinical tDCS trials. This tDCS strap is compatible with all electrodes and sponges.
Neuromodulation techniques like tDCS are only as good as the head-gear you use.The Caputron Universal Strap was developed by Caputron engineers to address a broad need for simple tDCS head-gear capable of reliably positioning sponge electrodes on the head with the same accuracy as the headstraps used in clinical trials. The Caputron Universal tDCS Strap allows for simple and reliable positioning of any combination of sponge electrodes, like those used for tDCS, in any position on the head. In contrast to a cap, the Universal Strap allows you to see where the electrodes are positioned and to fix saline levels without needing to remove the pads or the strap. Our headstrap is easy to set up and provides excellent electrode contact quality. For best results use the Caputron Universal Strap, your one stop solution for all tDCS montages!
The Caputron Universal Strap is extremely simple to use and adjustable in size.
1. Push or pull the rivets to loosen or tighten the straps respectively.
2. Place the long strap against your forehead and secure the strap on your head by attaching the velcro strap either under your chin or along the back side of your head.
3. Move the short strap and place it along the top of your head.
4. Strap size may be adjusted by first removing the strap from the rivets. This is done by streching the material over the rivet. Next place the rivet through the desired hole that best fits to your head.
The Caputron Universal Strap is used to easily reproduce some of the most common tDCS montages. Using the Caputron Universal Strap in combination with the 10-20 EEG system, users are able to match the precision and reproducibility in electrode placement achieved by researchers and clinicians.
The 10-20 EEG system is an internationally recognized method of sectionalizing the scalp. This method is done by assigning a lobe letter, F (Frontal), P (Parietal), T (Temporal), C (Central), or O (Occipital) in combination with a hemisphere number, even for right hemisphere and odd for left hemishphere. For example, F7 stand for Frontal 7 located in the left hemisphere. This system provides a standardized method of comparing electrode positioning between subjects.
10-20 EEG System Map for tDCS
tDCS Mapping Explainer Video
Electrode Placement System Explained PDF - Click to Download
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Our return policy is simple. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase from Caputron you can return your item(s) within 90 days of purchase. If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
(Returned devices must be in a new undamaged condition.) Merchandise returned damaged may not qualify for a refund.
Opened or used accessories such as electrodes, gel, saline, or other consumables are not eligible for a refund.
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I was extremely excited to receive our Activadose II kit yesterday, but, after seeing the quality of the strap I am a little concerned as to the integrity of the Caputron company. The build quality of the strap itself is good, but the numbers (which are being touted as the reason this particular strap is so 'highly lauded' in the TDCS community) rub off with minimal effort.
In other words, just touching the strap with regular use will cause the numbers to come off. I haven't even managed to get my included strap on my head yet, and some of the numbers and marks have already rubbed off *completely* in the process.
For an add-on to a nearly 400 dollar (US, I am in Canada so paid more) medical device, I can't say I am too happy with this particular 'accessory'.
I will update my reviews accordingly, regarding how things go with the rest of the product.
Great strap for its use!
I received my Caputron order and have to say I am very very happy. Fast efficient service, high quality products and easy website to use! I’ll be suing Caputron for all my tDCS needs in the future!
Works as described, helps with reliable montage placements.
Makes much easier to position the electrodes!
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