As tDCS is still investigational, Caputron is not able to provide medical use instruction on electrode placement for various electrode montages. However, we do provide a list of third party resources that allows you access to a thorough archive of current, tDCS electrode montages with their corresponding intended effects. *Caputron is not liable for the information provided on these websites and the user should always refer to the actual publication for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

tDCS is an investigational technology that is continuously being researched around the world. The links below reference tDCS montages of various indications being explored and easily reproduced using the Caputron Universal Strap.

tDCS.com Montage Guide, 10/20 Instructions and tDCS News
tDCSplacements.com Montage Guide
Reddit Simple Montage List with Electrode Placement
Total tDCS Montage Guide
tDCS Montage Guide From TCT - Click to Download

*Disclaimer - tDCS is classified as investigational technology by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), therefore tDCS does not have any medical indications for treatment of any kind. In the EU, tDCS is classified as a safe and effective treatment for depression, fibromyalgia and migraine.

Electrode Placement System Explained

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.

    To measure your EEG markers for tDCS electrode placement - Follow these steps
  1. Measure the distance from the nasion, the depressed area located just above the bridge of the nose, to the inion, identified by the noticable buldge on the back of the skull.
  2. Mark the halfway point between these points.
  3. Measure the distance from the tragus to the tragus.
  4. The interesction of these points is the vertex of your skull, known as Cz.
  5. Use these mearuements map electrode placement in respect to the standardized EEG mapping.

10-20 EEG System Map for tDCS

10-20 EEG System Map for Mapping tDCS Location