Starstim-Home tES

Neuroelectrics

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Starstim-Home tES
End-to-end system for remotely supervised home-based multi-channel tES clinical investigations

Starstim-Home tES Benefits:

  • Starstim-Home tES is not only the first multi-channel hybrid tES device prepared for use in the home environment.
  • It is a complete platform designed with the best practices for eHealth safety and accessibility in mind.
  • This allows your study subjects to participate from their homes using advanced multi-channel montage protocols while you have a real-time view of the entire process.

Reliable Remote Management of even Large Home Studies:

Starstim-Home tES is the only available solution in which your research team gets to manage the whole study from one place. The institutional web-based dashboard allows you to add subjects, assign home kits, schedule sessions and is suitable for double-blinding. What you schedule appears on the subject's home tablet; the progress your participants make is updated in real-time in your dashboard and your email inbox.

Unparalleled Home-based tES Safety:

As the researcher, with our home solution, you have full remote access control of the system. Dynamically scheduled sessions of chosen duration at chosen times and the home tablet software will enable the user to initiate the session. The home software interface will initiate the programmed stimulation session only if an impedance check is passed, and real-time impedance measurements will be delivered in real-time to your institutional database.

A Unique Experience for Home Users:

The Home kit includes a tablet for visual guidance through the treatment sessions and matches high accessibility standards. Additionally, it contains a colour-coded head cap and electrode holders to simplify the montage preparation process. The home user has access to schedule information, instructions on device preparation and maintenance, and lists the steps to follow in case of any hardware or compliance issues. The tablet interface is language configurable by the researcher for English, German, or French users.

Multi-step Multi-channel Programmable tES-EEG:

Our easy-to-use software interface allows you to design protocols that can then be remotely deployed and scheduled for home users. Stimulate with fully parameterizable tDCS, tACS and tRNS waveforms for your bipolar, high-definition (e.g., 4x1) or with up to 8-electrodes. Add EEG monitoring steps before, during or after stimulation. Customize the head cap electrodes positioning using the 10-10 system with tools for hole-punching and colour-coding.

eHealth Standard for Quality of Data Security & Transfer:

The Starstim-Home system integrates state-of-the-art methods for securing storage and communication between components from the device, to tablet, to treatment database, to the web interface. This guarantees the reliability of the treatment schedule and device function at all times, strictly as prescribed by institutional members authorized in the Neuroelectrics® Portal.

Convenient & Precise Home EEG Analysis:

With access to 24-bit home EEG recordings right after each session, you can draw precise conclusions regarding treatment evolution, allowing you to adjust your protocols remotely. Use our library of convenient data analysis tools in Matlab (EEGLab plugin) and Python (NEPy). For your convenience, recording files are easily converted to other EEG formats, such as EDF.

Integrations for Questionnaires, Telehealth, and Behavioral Treatment Research:

We provide a framework for extending your treatment session workflow ensuring the complete solution fulfils safety and usability standards. You can add pre-and post-stimulation questionnaires as well as integrate video calls. Under additional requests, our product team is ready to support you with building customized solutions including behavioural tasks integration.

Lifetime Customer Support & Multiple Warranty Options:

By acquiring Starstim-Home tES, you become part of the Neuroelectrics® family. We will take care of you and your devices with free lifetime customer support and one-on-one expert assistance. With our Gold Warranty option, you get 5 years of coverage for your device and a unique temporary device replacement service.

Conditions of Use:

Starstim-Home device must be used with normal temperature, humidity, and pressure conditions:

  • Temperature Range: +5 to 40 °C
  • Humidity: 15 - 93 %
  • Atmospheric Pressure: 700 - 1.000 hPa

The device must be stored inside the box between uses, in the following environmental conditions:

  • Temperature Range: -25 to +65 °C
  • Humidity: 15 - 93 %

This equipment needs to be installed and put into service in accordance with the information provided in this user manual.

Safety Information:

Starstim-Home conforms to the following standards:

Medical device software life-cycle:

  • IEC 62304:2006/A1:2015

Biological evaluation:

  • EN ISO 10993-1:2009 + AC:2010

Usability:

  • IEC 62366-1:2015/Cor 1:2016

Electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility:

  • IEC 60601-1:2005/COR2:2007
  • IEC 60601-1-11:2010

Others:

  • EN ISO 15223-1:2016
  • EN 1041:2008 + A1:2013
  • EN ISO 14971:2012
  • 2011/65/EU

Specifications:

  • Number of channels: 8 Channels
  • Communication: WPA2PSK-Encrypted Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 g
  • Device dimensions : 89.1 mm x 61.1 mm x 23.8 mm
  • Device weight: 86 g
  • Sampling rate: 1000 S/s
  • Available head caps: 6 sizes: 6 sizes: 42/46/49/54/57/60cm
  • Operating time — WiFi communication: 4.5 hours (8-channel tDCS)

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