STARSTIM HOME RESEARCH KIT

This telemedicine neurostimulation kit is intended to allow doctors and researchers to conduct hybrid EEG & tCS sessions in the hospital or lab, and also to prescribe stimulation sessions using a predefined montage and protocol for each patient. Therefore, the complete kit includes one hybrid EEG/tCS StarStim system, three StarStim tCS simplified systems, three laptops for home use and a Neoprene Punch Tool. One-year subscription for the NUBE Stimulation service is provided with the kit, and the NIC Home software comes installed on the three laptops.

Ideally, the doctor/researcher uses NUBE Stimulation platform to create stimulation protocols and montages, and to schedule the stimulation sessions for the patients/subjects. The Punch Tool shall be used by the doctor/researcher to customise the neoprene headcap by creating holes only in the positions of the cap to be used by each patient. At home, the patients/subjects use the StarStim tCS device and NIC Home software to conduct safe stimulation sessions that are monitored via NUBE Stimulation cloud by the doctor/researcher.

The kit contains a Starstim system and 3 Starstim tCS devices.

Multi-channel and programmable tCS
Stimulate using up to 8 electrodes simultaneously
Use current-controlled tDCS, tACS, tRNS or sham waveforms
Allows flexible electrode placement based on the 10-10 EEG system
Independent current control of each electrode

See Enobio 8 features for a full list of Starstim’s EEG features. The Starstim tCS device is identical to the Starstim system but without EEG capabilities.

Safety measures
Current is hardware and software limited
Stimulation duration must be pre-programmed
Impedance check before and during stimulation
Stimulation Abort functionality with easy access at any time
Simple interface for home use with remote monitoring by clinician
Dual use electrodes for stimulation and EEG monitoring using the Neuroelectrics Cap
Stimulate and record at the same site using the same electrodes
Rely on the 10-10 EEG system with our cap for precise, stable positioning of electrodes
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
Intuitive user application
User-friendly protocol programming and sequencing
Provide on-line visualization of EEG features.
Visualize generated electric fields associated with tCS on the fly
Advanced tools
Work with our devices using the TCP/IP data stream using the MatNIC Matlab toolkit for remote control
Our software can stream EEG data over the network for third-party application development
External TTL Trigger input receiver for ERP research using the LSL
Touchproof cable adapter for compatibility with standard “touchproof” electrodes
Testboard for lab use, demos and testing
NIC Offline software for data analysis
Neurosurfer software for neurofeedback applications
In the Cloud
Can be used with our NUBE cloud system for home use research or experiment management
EEG functionality (Starstim system device only):
Number of Channels: 8 Channels
Electrode management: uses Neuroelectrics Cap
Bandwidth: 0 to 125 Hz
Sampling rate: 500 SPS
Resolution: 24 bits – 0,05 microvolt (uV) resolution
Measurement Noise: < 1 uV RMS
Input impedance: > 1 gigaohm
Allows for concurrent stimulation and EEG recording
Stimulation functionality (all devices in the kit):
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 at any time
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 (30 V of stimulation potential difference)
Safety:
Current at electrode < 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 / Impedance check during stimulation
Stimulation Abort functionality easy to use at any time
Other Technical Specifications:
USB rechargeable system using Li-Ion battery
Communication: Bluetooth 2.1
Output: EDF+, ASCII data files or TCP/IP raw data streaming
3 Axes accelerometer
MicroSD card for on-board data storage (offline, “Holter” use)
Operating time: 8 hours for standard EEG-Stimulation use
Dimensions: 60 x 85 x 20 mm
Weight: 65 g
Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and Mac OS X
Compatible with MatNIC toolbox for remote management of stimulation
Compatible with Neuroelectrics NUBE cloud
Telemedicine research in:

Neuropathic PainPost Stroke RehabilitationDepression Addictive disordersLearning and cognitive enhancementBasic neuroscience research
Compatible software includes:

NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller), including Stimview functionality for electric field modeling, and NIC HomeNUBE Cloud management system for home research or experimental managementMatNIC Matlab toolkit for Neuroelectrics networked device controlNeurosurfer software for neurofeedback applications
STARSTIM HOME RESEARCH KIT [NE001H]:
1 x [NE001] STARSTIM
1 x [NE001SV] NUBE Stimulation: Telemedicine Cloud Service (1-year access)
3 x [NE004H] STARSTIM tCS HOME (see information below)
1 x [NE044] NEOPRENE PUNCH
Each STARSTIM tCS HOME [NE004H] includes:
1 x [NE012H] STARSTIM NECBOX Home
1 x [NE013] USB POWER ADAPTER + POWER SUPPLY PLUG
1 x [NE014] CURVED SYRINGE
1 x [NE017] 10 ELECTRODE CABLE
1 x [NE019M] NEOPRENE HEADCAP SIZE M
25 x [NE025] STICKTRODE
4 x [NE026a] SPONSTIM 25
1 x [NE027] EARCLIP
1 x [NE033] SALINE SOLUTION 100ML
1 x [NE036] HOME CASE
1 x LAPTOP SURFACE PRO

NIC and NIC Offline software programs are bundled with our devices. You can download them from our Software section.