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 Linear Current Isolator High Current is a linear current source which is optimized for stimulation of extracellular and electrically excitable tissues with High DC and AC precision.
The Linear Current Isolator High Current is a linear current source which is optimized for stimulation of extracellular and electrically excitable tissues. The Output is capable of both source and sink the current, giving full four-quadrant performance. Its high input impedance and high common mode voltage prevents ground loop. With high bandwidth and high voltage slew rate, it can be used for high frequency stimulations or sharp waveforms. The LCI High Current has a best in class DC accuracy. Optional charge balanced stimulation compensates the DC offset of function generators. The LCI High Current is designed to deliver high currents to low impedance loads like coils. The LCI High Current is easy to use and has a simple user interface and requires minimal maintenance due to an error detection system, internal calibration and advanced power management.
Input signal range is ±10 V with overvoltage protection. If the input exceeded this range, the indicator LED on panel lights up. While device is on, the input section is designed to show a very high impedance to output (10 GΩ || 220 pF) to prevent ground loop. A BNC connector carries the signal inside the device.
The output compliance voltage of device is ±30 V. The output impedance of the device is more than 60 MΩ. The circuit is floating and the impedance between input and output is more than 1 GΩ. The maximum drivable load at 1 V input, is 1.2 kΩ for 25 mA/V and 12 kΩ for 2.5 mA/V gains.
DC transfer characteristics describe conversion of input voltage to output current and the precision of the conversion in steady state.
AC characteristics describe the process of output following the input. Bode plot is a good tool to show the accuracy of input-output conversion. The following plots show the output gain and the output phase with a 1 Vpp sinusoid as input signal.
In order to have a charge balanced stimulation, device should sink the exact same amount of charge that is delivered to the target. Function generators or DACs which can be used to command the current source, have DC offset at the output. Even a small amount of offset at the device input, cause current leakage at output, which will be accumulated after multiple cycles and cause electrode corrosion. This feature subtracts DC value from input signal. DC value of signal is driven by an integrator with time constant of 0.1 s.
CAUTION: Only if charge balanced stimulation is required, toggle the charge balanced switch from “Normal” state to “Chrg blncd”.
Caputron Linear Current Isolator High Current uses high capacity Li-ion batteries. Life time of these batteries are around 1200 periods of charging and discharging, and they need least amount of maintenance. Batteries can power device on for more than 4 hours of continuous stimulation with 1mA output current. Beyond rated lifespan of battery, the capacity of them fall and device needs to be charged more frequently. It is recommended to not use batteries beyond their rated lifespan. Batteries can be easily replaced by opening the device and inserting new batteries with the same specifications.
The device is equipped with two different feedback networks, one provides 25 mA at output per 1 V of input command, and the other converts 1 V of input command to 2.5 mA of current at the output. Changing current gain does not cause any surge at the output. Following figure shows the absolute error of output in -25 mA to 25 mA range, with both conversion ratios.
This device comparison table provides an overview of the specifications and features between the Caputron High Precision Linear Current Isolator, Caputron High Current Linear Current Isolator, Caputron High Voltage Linear Current Isolator, Stanford Research Systems Model CS580 Voltage Controlled Current Source, A-M Systems Model 2200 Analog Stimulus Isolator and World Precision Instruments A395RC Linear Stimulus Isolator.
Below is a table containing detailed data of different parameters that can be useful for assessment of each product. All products were new, calibrated and tested under the same exact conditions.
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