by Dr. Christina Lavallee
Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)
In the last Press Release (issue 3/2017), we proudly revealed the R-Net, a sponge-based electrode system for research applications. Since the introduction, we have received positive feedback and a lot of interest from our customers worldwide. Today, we give you more details about our newest product.
There are particular recording scenarios in which a rapid and gel-free application is advantageous. For some populations, as with sensitive subjects or time-restricted recordings, the R-Net provides fast and easy preparation.
Brain Products strives to meet user demands and customer needs; therefore, the R-Net was introduced to complement our wide-range of electrodes, including our active and passive, wet and dry electrode systems. It was already shown at the SfN 2017, demonstrated by our distributors and tested by experienced labs. The very positive feedback encouraged us to quickly expand the range of offered options.
The R-Net is now available with 32, 64, 96 or 128 channels. For a trained user it takes roughly 3 minutes to set it up, regardless of channel count. It can be easily prepared with a potassium chloride electrolyte solution, allowing for the fastest preparation time out of all electrode systems. The R-Net is available in three sizes: Small (55 cm, head circumference), Medium (57 cm) and Large (59 cm). If your research requires ultra-fast application, minimal invasiveness and maximum comfort, Brain Products offers these options following the international 10-20 positioning system.
Each Ag/AgCl sensor contains an exchangeable but reusable sponge tip. In case an electrode should break, repair kits are available so you can fix a broken electrode yourself without the need to replace the whole R-Net. The R-Net is fully compatible with our wireless and mobile LiveAmp 32 and LiveAmp 64 systems, as well as our gold-standard BrainAmp amplifier series. These solutions provide flexibility in recording high-density EEG in a comfortable manner either in- or outside of the lab. On request, the R-Net connector can be customized to any amplifier, providing you the most flexible solution for your research needs and existing (sponge based) laboratory setups.