tDCS Accessories

Effective and safe tDCS begins with the recognition that “one size does not fit all” and the selection of the right stimulator and accessories. Soterix Medical tDCS accessories are compatible with any 1x1 stimulator and provide clinical investigators with unparalleled control, reproducibility, and simple set-up. tDCS with Soterix Medical begins with our unique EASYpads, the first electrode optimized for tDCS for comfortable and consistent stimulation. EASYpads are provided in single use packets, or integrated in EASYkits with everything you need for one or five tDCS sessions. EASYpads are positioned on the head using Elastic Fasteners or exclusive Soterix Medical EASYstraps. From carrying cases to break-out boxes, using a Soterix Medical 1x1 tDCS devise provides you access to the most advanced family of accessories either to optimize your study or upgrade your system.

Contact Soterix Medical biomedical engineers to determine the optimal accessories for your clinical trial:

Email: Accessories Assistance

Designed for tDCS. Customized for your trial.

In advanced neuromodulation “one size does not fit all”. A single design that tries to achieve everything, compromises everything leaving subjects at risk. Soterix Medical devices are accessories allow simple configuration and customization.
Soterix Medical is the trusted leader in tDCS because we provide clinicians and investigators with the only accessories designed for tDCS.

EASYpads

Sponge electrodes with conductive rubber insets

Reliable Set-Up

The only electrode system designed by biomedical engineers for tDCS. Designed for simplicity and consistency, for the most sensitive step in tDCS set-up.

Uniform Current Delivery

Soterix Medical’s Proprietary rivet design to minimize current concentration at electrode edges leading to current-density “hot-spots”. Uniform current density means tolerated and consistent performance.

10 - 40 Mins

Performance Over Time

EasyPad are designed to provide consistent perforce over the duration of a tDCS session, including set-up time. They hyper-absorbant material also allows supplementing saline during stimulation as needed based on feedback for the SmartScan device sensor.

Medical Grade

The only sponge electrode for tDCS made from medical grade materials, certified bio-compatble (single use only). In medical settings, where safety and tolerability cannot be compromised, Soterix Medical EasyPads are used.

Compatibility with tDCS systems

The only sponge electrode for tDCS made from medical grade materials, certified bio-compatble (single use only). In medical settings, where safety and tolerability cannot be compromised, Soterix Medical EasyPads are used.

The Soterix Medical EasyPads provide for simple and consistent set-up. Each EASYpads receives a conductive rubber inset that is designed to work with the EasyPads and is connected to a 1x1 tDCS device. The proprietary rivet design to minimize current concentration at electrode edges leading to current-density “hot-spots”. Whereas other sponge electrodes result in current connection at the edges leading to viable tolerability, rivets steer current uniformly across the skin surface. In addition, the optimized sponge material for saturated skin contact for the duration of a tDCS application. EasyPads are compatible with Soterix Medical EASYstraps, allowing accurate and reproducible sponge placement.

Optimized Soterix Medical Sponge electrodes

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5x3cm EasyPad

Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x3_100 (100 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x3_20 (20 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Single Pad Dimensions: 5 cm x 3 cm x 0.56 (depth) at saturation.
Use:Single use only. Use only with approved SMI devices.
Materials:Dual Soterix Medical medi-foam for limited-output tES.
Current Dissipation Rivets: Four. Compatible with Soterix Medical EasyStraps.
Conductive Rubber: Soterix Medical Conductive-Rubber-1 (Model SMI_CR1) - sold separately.
Electrolyte: Saline, Soterix Medical Saline (model SMI_SL) - sold separately.

5x5cm EasyPad

Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x5_100 (100 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x5_20 (20 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Single Pad Dimensions: 5 cm x 5 cm x 0.56 (depth) at saturation.
Use:Single use only. Use only with approved SMI devices.
Materials:Dual Soterix Medical medi-foam for limited-output tES.
Current Dissipation Rivets: Four. Compatible with Soterix Medical EasyStraps.
Conductive Rubber: Soterix Medical Conductive-Rubber-1 (Model SMI_CR1) - sold separately.
Electrolyte: Saline, Soterix Medical Saline (model SMI_SL) - sold separately.

5x7cm EasyPad

Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x7_100 (100 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x7_20 (20 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Single Pad Dimensions: 5 cm x 7 cm x 0.56 (depth) at saturation.
Use:Single use only. Use only with approved SMI devices.
Materials:Dual Soterix Medical medi-foam for limited-output tES.
Current Dissipation Rivets: Four. Compatible with Soterix Medical EasyStraps.
Conductive Rubber: Soterix Medical Conductive-Rubber-1 (Model SMI_CR1) - sold separately.
Electrolyte: Saline, Soterix Medical Saline (model SMI_SL) - sold separately.

5x10cm EasyPad

Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x10_100 (100 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Model: SMI_EasyPad_5x10_20 (20 packets, 2 pads per packet)
Single Pad Dimensions: 5 cm x 10 cm x 0.56 (depth) at saturation.
Use:Single use only. Use only with approved SMI devices.
Materials:Dual Soterix Medical medi-foam for limited-output tES.
Current Dissipation Rivets: Four. Compatible with Soterix Medical EasyStraps.
Conductive Rubber: Soterix Medical Conductive-Rubber-1 (Model SMI_CR1) - sold separately.
Electrolyte: Saline, Soterix Medical Saline (model SMI_SL) - sold separately.

Elastic fasteners

with plastic joints for simple positioning of electrodes on the head

Soterix Medical Elastic Fastener can be used to position Soterix Medical EASYpads comfortably and simply on the head. All head sizes and most standard electrode positions can be accommodated with single re-usable fastener kit. Designed for simple and rapid set-up, the Elastic Fasteners provide tremendous flexibility in positioning with adjustable plastic joints. Each Elastic Fastener kit comes with two bands and two plastic joints.

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Elastic Fastener Set

Model:SMI_ 1300-EFS
Dimensions: Long Fastener- 79 cm x 3 cm, Short Fastener- 43 cm x 3 cm
Use: Soterix Medical Elastic Fastener can be used to position Soterix Medical EASYpads comfortably and simply on the head. All head sizes and most standard electrode positions can be accommodated with single re-usable fastener kit. Designed for simple and rapid set-up, the Elastic Fasteners provide tremendous flexibility in positioning with adjustable plastic joints. Each Elastic Fastener kit comes with two bands and two plastic joints.

Elastic Fastener Long

Model:SMI_ 1300-EFS_Long
Dimensions: Long Fastener- 79 cm x 3 cm
Use: Soterix Medical Elastic Fastener can be used to position Soterix Medical EASYpads comfortably and simply on the head. All head sizes and most standard electrode positions can be accommodated with single re-usable fastener kit. Designed for simple and rapid set-up, the Elastic Fasteners provide tremendous flexibility in positioning with adjustable plastic joints. Each Elastic Fastener kit comes with two bands and two plastic joints.

Elastic Fastener Short

Model:SMI_ 1300-EFS_Short
Dimensions: Short Fastener- 43 cm x 3 cm
Use: Soterix Medical Elastic Fastener can be used to position Soterix Medical EASYpads comfortably and simply on the head. All head sizes and most standard electrode positions can be accommodated with single re-usable fastener kit. Designed for simple and rapid set-up, the Elastic Fasteners provide tremendous flexibility in positioning with adjustable plastic joints. Each Elastic Fastener kit comes with two bands and two plastic joints.

EASYstrap

The most accurate and fast system for positioning electrodes at standard locations

Developed by Soterix Medical Research, the EASYstrap™ can be used to position Soterix Medical EASYpads at standard tDCS locations, maximizing reproducibility and subject comfort. The custom head-gear with engraved land-mark finder and ruler makes the EASYstrap the simplest system to use for tDCS. Simply identify the standard tDCS electrode locations, snap in the EASYpads, and secure the EASYstrap to the subjects head with a single safety buckle click. Additional EASYstrap benefits include:

  • Robust fixed position, even under moderate subject motion
  • EASYpads access during stimulation, for electrode monitoring and re-wetting during prolonged application
  • Precise reproduction of electrode positioning for clinical studies

EasyStraps are engineered in three adults sizes (S, M, L) and two pediatric sizes (pS, pM). Select from two connectors: VELCO for convenient and secure connection or SAFETY BUCKLE for a snap-connection with extra robustness

EasyStrap for Unilateral motor

Model: EasyStrap M1-SO (adult: S, M, L; pediatric: pS, pM)
Electrodes:5×7cm or 5×5cm EasyPads
Current: 1-2 mA, 10-20 minute duration

  • Excitability changes induced in the human motor cortex by weak transcranial direct current stimulation.
    Nitsche MA, Paulus W.
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and robotic practice in chronic stroke: the dimension of timing.
    Giacobbe V1, Krebs HI, Volpe BT, Pascual-Leone A, Rykman A, Zeiarati G, Fregni F, Dipietro L, Thickbroom GW, Edwards DJ.
  • Migraine prophylaxis by anodal transcranial direct current stimulation, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
    Auvichayapat P1, Janyacharoen T, Rotenberg A, Tiamkao S, Krisanaprakornkit T, Sinawat S, Punjaruk W, Thinkhamrop B, Auvichayapat N.
  • A randomized, sham-controlled, proof of principle study of transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of pain in fibromyalgia.
    Fregni F1, Gimenes R, Valle AC, Ferreira MJ, Rocha RR, Natalle L, Bravo R, Rigonatti SP, Freedman SD, Nitsche MA, Pascual-Leone A, Boggio PS.

EasyStrap for Bilateral Motor

Model: EasyStrap C3-C4 (adult: S, M, L; pediatric: pS, pM)
Electrodes:5×7cm or 5×5cm EasyPads
Current: 1-2 mA, 10-20 minute duration

  • A Comparison between Uni- and Bilateral tDCS Effects on Functional Connectivity of the Human Motor Cortex.
    Sehm B, Kipping J, Schäfer A, Villringer A, Ragert P.
  • Dual-tDCS Enhances Online Motor Skill Learning and Long-Term Retention in Chronic Stroke Patients.
    Lefebvre S, Laloux P, Peeters A, Desfontaines P, Jamart J, Vandermeeren Y.
  • Bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation modulates activation-induced regional blood flow changes during voluntary movement.
    Paquette C, Sidel M, Radinska BA, Soucy JP, Thiel A.

EasyStrap for Symmetric lateralized DLPFC-1

Model: EasyStrap Dlpfc-1 (adult: S, M, L; pediatric: pS, pM)
Electrodes: 5x5 EasyPads
Current: 2 mA, 20 minutes

  • The sertraline versus electrical current therapy for treating depression clinical study (select-TDCS): results of the crossover and follow-up phases.
    Valiengo L, Benseñor IM, Goulart AC, de Oliveira JF, Zanao TA, Boggio PS, Lotufo PA, Fregni F, Brunoni AR.
  • Acute working memory improvement after tDCS in antidepressant-free patients with major depressive disorder.
    Oliveira JF, Zanão TA, Valiengo L, Lotufo PA, Benseñor IM, Fregni F, Brunoni AR.

EasyStrap for Asymmetric, left targeted DLPFC-2

Model: EasyStrap Dlpfc-2 (adult: S, M, L; pediatric: pS, pM)
Electrodes: 5x7cm EasyPads
Current: 2.5 mA (with LTE)

  • Transcranial direct current stimulation for depression: 3-week, randomised, sham-controlled trial.
    Loo CK, Alonzo A, Martin D, Mitchell PB, Galvez V, Sachdev P.
  • The preoperative anesthesia evaluation.
    Schmiesing CA, Brodsky JB.

EasyKit

Everything you need for a complete tDCS session

Focus on your patients and protocol, not on your supply cabinet. Soterix Medical tDCS EASYkits™ include everything you need for a complete tDCS session in a compact container. Simple and compatible with all Soterix Medical 1x1 Stimulators and Accessories and includes Soterix Medical EASYPads.
Soterix Medical EASYkits are being used across both large trials where reproducibility across repetitions and sites is key, and smaller treatment protocols where EASYkits remove the need to keep stock of fluid and other supplies.

Soterix Medical EASYkits have been specially created to cater to commonly used tDCS protocols. Typically trials are either 1 session or 5 sessions (1 week).

  • The 1-session EASYkit comprises the disposable saturation container, 100 ml saline, 1 syringe, 2 cotton swab sticks, and 2 EASYpads.
  • The 5-session EASYkit comprises the disposable saturation container, a plastic bowl, 500 ml saline, 5 syringes, 10 cotton swab sticks, and 10 EASYpads. For a weeklong trial, each 5 session EASYkit can be conveniently assigned to a specific subject. This helps you in keeping track of remaining sessions for the subject as you use up the supplies.

EasyKit One Session

EasyKit five Session

EasyKit

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EASYcase

Transport cases and mobile workstations
Soterix Medical EASYcase™ is more than just the safest way to protect all you devices and accessories. Combined with Soterix Medical EASYkits, each EASYcase is also a mobile workstation with direct access to all the equipment, cables and electrodes.

  • EASYcase 1x1: Safely and conveniently holds one 1×1 tDCS or LTE device and the accessory bag.

  • EASYcase Accessory Bag: Contains upto 15 one session or 3 five session tDCS kits or 100 count Soterix Medical EASYpads

  • EASYcase CT: Safely and conveniently holds one 1×1 CT device and the accessory bag.

EASYcase 1x1

Model: SMI_EasyCase_1x1 (1 case)
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 46.5 cm x 38.75 cm x 17.37 cm (depth).
Use: Fits 1 Soterix Medical 1x1 series devices* (such as 1x1 tDCS, 1x1 tDCS-LTE, 1x1 tPCS, 1x1 tACS) and accessories (such as 1 Soterix Medical Starter Kit, 15 Soterix Medical EASYpads or 1 Soterix Medical 1-session EASYkit). It has a Carrying handle and Self-sustained hinges for portable workstation use.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic. Interior: Combustion modified Polyurethane Foam.
*Follow all storage instructions for Soterix Medical devices and accessories.

EASYcase Accessories

Model: SMI_EasyCase_Accessories (1 case)
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 46.5 cm x 38.75 cm x 17.37 cm (depth).
Use: Fits Soterix Medical tDCS and HD-tDCS accessories* (such as 50 Soterix Medical EASYpads, 3 Soterix Medical EASYstraps, and 1 Soterix Medical 1-session EASYkit or 50 HD Electrodes, 6 Soterix Medical EASYcaps, 30 HD Electrode Holders and 5 Signa Gels). It has a Carrying handle and Self-sustained hinges for portable workstation use.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic. Interior: Combustion modified Polyurethane Foam.
*Follow all storage instructions for Soterix Medical devices and accessories.

EASYcase CT

Model: SMI_EasyCase_1x1 (1 case)
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 46.5 cm x 38.75 cm x 17.37 cm (depth).
Use: Fits 1 Soterix Medical CT device* and accessories (such as 1 Soterix Medical Starter Kit or 15 Soterix Medical EASYpads). It has a Carrying handle and Self-sustained hinges for portable workstation use.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic. Interior: Combustion modified Polyurethane Foam.
*Follow all storage instructions for Soterix Medical devices and accessories.

EASYcase 4x1

Model: SMI_EasyCase_1x1 (1 case)
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 46.5 cm x 38.75 cm x 17.37 cm (depth).
Use: Fits 1 Soterix Medical 4x1 device* and accessories (such as 1 Soterix Medical 4x1 Starter Kit, 15 HD Electrodes, 15 HD Electrode Holders, 2 Signa Gels). It has a Carrying handle and Self-sustained hinges for portable workstation use.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic. Interior: Combustion modified Polyurethane Foam.
*Follow all storage instructions for Soterix Medical devices and accessories.

tDCS-Cart

Accessible storage for all your tDCS devices

The tDCS-CART is designed to allow accessible storage for all your tDCS devices and accessories. tDCS is a medical device and no company has the depth of experience as Soterix Medical in designing tDCS devices and accessories that provide the highest level of rigor and control. The tDCS-CART is the only portable station designed from the ground up to allow safe and consistent tDCS application. tDCS-CART allows you to focus on the subject with everything you need close at hand and stocked. Reinforced plastic protects your equipment from unexpected bumps while the key code digital lock provides security against tampering.

The tDCS-CART includes an adjustable bin system that can be customized to your needs and integrated with all Soterix Medical accessories. Our customer support team is ready to design your custom tDCS-CART system for you or select from Soterix Medical complete tDCS systems.

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Breakout Boxes

Get more from your 1×1

Breakout boxes are an economical way to get more out of your 1x1 device. Upgrade to 2x1 or 2x2 with a simple connector for increased flexibility. Break out boxes are compatible with any 1x1 device and tDCS accessories and head-gear. Additional available montages include bi-frontal anodal stimulation with one cathode return and bilateral stimulation with one anode and cathode on each hemisphere. Breakout boxes are designed to provide a simple-to-use and reliable extension to your 1x1 device with minimal additional cost.

Breakout Box 2×1

Model: SMI_BOBOX_2×1
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 10 cm x 5 cm (height) x 20 cm (depth).
Input Use: Fits any Soterix Medical 1x1 series devices (such as 1x1 tDCS, 1x1 tDCS-LTE, 1x1 tPCS, 1x1 tACS)
Output Use: Up to 3 - Soterix Medical EasyPads or HD electrodes (check with Soterix Medical technical support before any new application)
Cables not included.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic.

Breakout Box 2×2

Model: SMI_BOBOX_2×2
Case: Exterior Dimensions: 10 cm x 5 cm (height) x 20 cm (depth).
Input Use: Fits any Soterix Medical 1x1 series devices (such as 1x1 tDCS, 1x1 tDCS-LTE, 1x1 tPCS, 1x1 tACS)
Output Use: Up to 4 - Soterix Medical EasyPads or HD electrodes (check with Soterix Medical technical support before any new application)
Cables not included.
Materials: Exterior: Fiber-reinforced Plastic.

Caution! Investigational Device. Federal (or United States) law limits device to investigational use.