In 2000, Dr. Michael Nitsche and Dr. Walter Paulus launched conventional transcranial Direct Current Stimulation by showing lasting changes in brain plasticity. To date, over 100 clinical trials have investigated the ‘plasticity-boosting’ effects tDCS for the treatment of neuro-psychiatric diseases and as an adjunct to rehabilitation. Soterix Medical announces the completion of trial by Dr. Nitsche and Dr. Paulus comparing plasticity produced by conventional tDCS and High-Definition tDCS. Results show that HD-tDCS produces larger excitability and longer lasting changes. 10 minutes of HD-tDCS produced over 2 hours of lasting plasticity changes, with less average skin sensation than conventional tDCS, and no significant side-effects.View the paper here
“We could not be more pleased with these results. High-Definition tDCS combines the true neuromodulation of tDCS with the focality of TMS” Dr. Abishek Datta, CTO of Soterix Medical Inc. explains. "With this land-mark study by the leaders in low-intensity neuromodulation, we now know that HD-tDCS can produce longer lasting plasticity changes than tDCS or TMS. The implications of ‘peak’ neuroplasticity in clinical treatment, where long lasting changes are critical are clear.”
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