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encryptor

Has anyone tried to make self-adhering fabric electrodes?  Or has tried to mimic the prescribed device BodyMed Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator?

http://tensunitelectrodes.com/
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Simpson_Jr

By reading the description of the stimulator I guess... the pads are made from 'conductive foam'.

Looking at the prices of the stimulators, I also guess... they're relative simple devices. It may... be possible to build one yourself.

I'd be very cautious though.

If you use an arduino to blink a led without proper knowledge of electronics the chance of ruining the led is high.

If you want to treat pain without being a specialized doctor... the risk your patient may suffer more as before the experiment is high as well.

There is little harm in experimenting with most sensors (blood pressure, heart-rate, eeg, etc), but treatment is a completely different topic.

encryptor

I'd agree with you on that.  However the shock couldn't be too serious with this 9v device.  Even apply the pad to a block of wood and simply touch to feel the effect.
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LarryD

Buy your own pads as they are reusable over 100 times ( I use them ).
The voltage is stepped up to about 80 volts from 9 Volts and then pulsed at different rates and pulse widths into the electrodes.

The way you have it in your schematic isn't the same as how you have it wired up!

TomGeorge

Hi, I agree with LarryD, I have a tens unit and the pads that come with it and are available can be used many times, and are washable.
This is the style I have, even my chemist has them.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-TENS-Electrodes-Professional-Quality-Reusable-Gel-Pads-/120948743725

Tom..... :)
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