We have 2 main research products:
- The NeuroEnhancement PlatformTM
- The NeuroModTM-Select Research Device
The NeuroEnhancement PlatformTM
Introduction of the NeuroEnhancement PlatformTM
The NeuroEnhancement PlatformTM (NEP) is a neurodiagnostic and neuromodulation platform that allows the simultaneous assessment of cognitive, behavioral and motor functioning with electrical neuroimaging.
The uniqueness of the NEP system is that it enhances the relevance between neuroimaging findings and the cortical functional this results. This system consolidates multiple separate processes: cortical functional assessment, neuroimaging, target optimization, neuromodulation and re-testing which takes a minimum of approximately one month in a typical clinical or research setting to coordinate all the diagnostics in order to implement a treatment protocol and consolidates this process down to an hour of diagnostics and treatment implementation.
The NeuromodTM-Select Research Device
Introduction to The NeuromodTM-Select
A Personalized Neuroelectronic Treatment Approach using the NeuromodTM-Select device
NM medical devices have advanced to a level where it is now possible to modulate targeted structures within a specific cortical network including some subcortical structures. This is possible through the combination of techniques and procedures including individualized target optimization (iTO) and the use of high-definition electrodes and montages. iTO uses a patient’s MRI or age-specific template if the patient does not have MRI images available.
Waveforms and Neuroanatomical Targets
The NeuromodTM-Select is able to produce multiple waveforms: tDCS, tACS, tRNS, ms-tDCS, so-tDCS, IF-tACS, tAVSN/pAVSN, tCVNS, and tTNS and can operate in Sham mode double-blind controlled experiments for all waveforms.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
A non-invasive neuromodulation technique inducing prolonged brain excitability changes and promoting cerebral plasticity is a promising option for neurorehabilitation. tDCS modulates spontaneous neuronal activity through a weak direct current delivered on the scalp inducing prolonged functional after-effects in the brain. The current is transmitted into the brain (anodal stimulation) over a cortical region leading to excitatory effects and collected from the brain (cathodal stimulation) leading to inhibitory effects. tDCS produces short term effects on neuronal excitability, and longer lasting effects thought to be related to long-term modulation effects via synaptic modification when used repetitively. The stimulating electrode is placed over the target area and the reference electrode can be placed on the scalp (‘bicephalic or bipolar tDCS’) or on a different body part, usually the right shoulder (‘monocephalic or monopolar tDCS’) (Nitsche MA, et al., 2003; Poreisz C, et al.,2007).