The use of electrical stimulation of the brain using direct current for the treatment of brain and psychiatric diseases and its impressive effect prompted researchers to develop the idea of using other methods of electrical stimulation in their minds. Electrical stimulation of the brain using alternating current tACS as well as random current tRNS are new windows of hope that can be interesting for researchers. Statistics show that in recent years, the amount of research in these fields is increasing compared to tDCS.
The Starstim tDCS device of the Spanish company Neuroelectrics, with the ability to perform any of these three methods of electrical stimulation, tDCS/tACS/tRNS, along with the ability to record EEG brain waves before, during and after stimulation using a light and wireless cap, gives researchers this possibility. allows to investigate the effects of electrical stimulation methods on brain waves. This device is also capable of HD-tCS stimulation. The rechargeable and accurate system, along with the software advantages and safety and ease of use, are other features of this device. Sham and Double Blind artificial stimulation is one of the advantages of this device for research work.
The cap of this system has 39 points based on the 10-10 system for electrode placement, which allows the user to record EEG using dry electrodes or electrodes that require gel, in addition to using sponge electrodes and dual-purpose EEG/tCS hybrid electrodes. .
This system also has Neurosurfer software, which enables neurofeedback with this device.
STARSTIM HOME RESEARCH KIT is another package of this company using this device, which gives the user the ability to set the protocol and give the device to clients for use at home and monitor the session process through the NUBE cloud service. to be
This device is offered in 3 models of 8, 20 and 32 channels.