Tdcs success and failure
edited February 2015 in Prosthetics, wearables, and haptics
Tonight I learned 2 things about tcds. Firstly our prototype works very well and is easy to mass produce.
Secondly, if you reverse the electrode by accident, you make yourself a weeeee bit really stupid.
We had the electrodes at f3 and the right shoulder but got them backwards by accident. Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else? If so, got any funny stories?
There was a pinching sensation the whole time but 9VDC at 2mA wasn't more than a mild irritation. As you can see there was tissue damage at the surface. So, lesson learned.
Since then I have sewn sleeves for the electrodes and now when I use them there is no pinching sensation. Although I'm going to let my skin heal before I put the electrode there again.
Thanks for the electrode offer and if my homemade sleeves don't work out I will gladly take you up on that offer.
Also, I haven't used those types but I noticed that the first comment was someone complaining about the same thing. I'm not sure if that was your comment but I didn't think so based on the locations described. I'm wondering how hard it would be to make conductive gel or paste. I'll see if I can make up a cheap recipe. It performs way better than saline.