Brainsight cTMS from Rogue Research is the next innovation in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This controllable pulse parameter TMS system offers flexible pulse programming of new TMS pulses to be generated with defined width and direction. Cutting edge research has shown that these new pulse shapes can be used to selectively target specific populations of neurons in the brain.
The instrument design is based on novel work by Dr Angel Peterchev whilst at Columbia University, and comprises a completely different system architecture using two capacitors and a sophisticated switching system. Unlike traditional TMS devices, the system can generate near rectangular electric field pulses repetitively at high frequency (up to 1kHz) and allows control of pulse width, shape (monophasic or biphasic), amplitude and directionality.
This device from the company behind Brainsight has integrated EMG hardware and multiple general purpose triggers: 4 input, 4 output, switch in, TTL out. As expected, the user interface is modern and intuitive. It also features a large touch screen which displays predicted waveforms and measured outputs overlaid for easy confirmation of the delivered pulse.