It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a fan of foc.us. The small London based DIY company has been on a serious innovation binge since they entered the market with the foc.us V1 – which was by far the most versatile tDCS* device in its time. Later foc.us released the V2 which is still one of the most capable brain stimulation devices on the market (not just tDCS.) Late last year, foc.us introduced the Go Flow – a simple, very portable, tDCS device for a very low price. It has evolved into a complete kit that the company is calling the Go Flow Pro – it includes all you need to have a very capable tDCS device that is simple to operate – and only $99 complete.
foc.us was kind enough to send me a pre-production Go Flow Pro and I thought you might like to see what it looks like. The final production kits (that should ship very shortly) may be slightly different (given production tweaks, marketing decisions, etc.)
(Pre-production Go Flow Pro kit. tDCS device, battery, wires,stick-on and sponge electrodes, and headband. Not shown are the sponges – also included.)
(Here is the Go Flow Pro on set up with my test head. Note that the new magnetic attach wires and sponge electrode shell in use the with the foc.us headband. )
(The new headband has several “button holes”. The electrode shells are place in the desired button holes for the montage desired. The magnetic wire sticks to the electrode shell and plugs into the Go Flow tDCS device. Away you go!)
(Here is the whole setup again showing the headband and cathode electrode attached to the shell – the anode is out of view. BTW the strap can go under the chin and over the head if needed. I can imagine some montages will require two straps.)
I’ll have much more to say about the Go Flow Pro and how it can be used to nudge the brain in desirable ways in my next post. The Go Flow Pro can be purchase directly from http://www.foc.us or http://www.caputron.com Final production units should be shipping in May.
(A foc.us sponge electrode – top – and a Caputron 2×2 sponge electrode – nearly identical sponge surface area.)
*tDCS is transcranial direct current stimulation. See my blog (www.speakwisdom.com) or http://www.diytdcs.com for more information.