on the NEW SSD Electrodes DEsign
In June 2016 we sent out a few pairs of our newly designed Electrodes to some experienced (and opinionated) tDCS users and the reviews we got back reflect exactly what we were aiming for, i.e. no more rust, very comfortable to use, and no slippage during sessions.
I just received and tested the new electrodes and i am super happy.
Thanks for shipping them so fast to me.
Patrick P. July 2017
Love the new electrodes!
1) much easier to use than the rubbery square type
2) stay in place, the others always seem to slip
3) really like not having to deal with the sharp-edged screens
4) liking the smaller overall size
5) like the way the pin connection is supported
Frank B. July 2016
I used the new electrodes with a friend, who has been suffering from head ache for most of her adult life. I used the old electrodes for our first session. She found that the session was helpful but the old electrodes tended to slip and there was a distracting amount of dripping. Any amount can be distracting and uncomfortable, The second session a few days later, using the new design, was much more comfortable for her and because the electrode holder contains both the electrode and the sponge, it stayed in place much better. I noticed also that the current was more stable with the new design, possibly because of the lack of slippage or because of a better contact between the electrode and the sponge. It also seems that it is easier to judge the amount of saline solution required to wet the sponge. Thus eliminating dripping. The connection holder on the new design is really a great idea and I think will reduce the possibility of wear on the wiring. Thank you for your thoughtful design and your willingness to have some of us test it out. I expect that it will be used more frequently because of its ease of use.
Lee B. July 2016
Received the new electrodes yesterday and have tried 3 times in 3 different montages as of today.
Outcomes have been favorable.
Used Equate Moisture Last as the conducting fluid.
Have had much smoother & steadier current feed in all montage positions used so far.
SO MUCH BETTER TO USE THAN THE PREVIOUS PRACTICE OF SANDWICHING ELECTRODE BEHIND THE SPONGE BETWEEN SKIN AND HEADBAND.
FEELS BETTER TOO, MORE SECURE AND RETAINS MOISTURE BETTER DURING SESSION.
THE NEW STOWAGE FOR THE ELECTRODE PIGTAIL IS INNOVATIVE AND ANOTHER AWKWARDNESS RESOLVED. Like this feature
Had reservations about the rigidness of the units (instead of a more pliable plastic) but is comfortable to wear and stayed in place well so far.
Will advise as experience goes on!
Denny D. July 2016