PRESENTATION OF actiTENS TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRIC NERVE STIMULATOR

actiTENS : A MEDICAL DEVICE FOR RELIEVING CHRONIC PAIN

actiTENS relieve chronic pain

actiTENS is the product of a collaboration between engineers from the CEA in Grenoble and the Head of Service of the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Centre at the University Hospital Centre in Grenoble.

actiTENS is a transcutaneous  electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) medical device designed to manage chronic pain in adults.

It is a drug-free medical technique that aims to relieve pain via electrical pulses targeting muscular fibre or nerves via electrodes placed on he skin. This pain treatment method is scientifically recognised and validated.

The cases currently used are rigid, bulky, equipped with long cables, worn on a belt or around the neck, producing real physical and psychological discomfort for patients.

actiTENS has been designed to improve the user experience and overcome the inconveniences of present-day TENS. 

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Ergonomic

actiTENS allows the stimulation of all areas of the body. Miniature, slim and flexible, it is worn directly on the person and is adapted perfectly to the morphology of each patient.

DISCREET

Invisible under clothing, the actiTENS discreetly accompanies patients in their daily activities, allowing them to return to active life.

MEDICAL CERTIFIED

SUBLIMED is pending ISO 13485 certification.  actiTENS has a large product catalogue: 3 sizes of cables (14, 40, 100 cm), different types and sizes of electrodes (square, round, rectangular) and a lumbar electrode.

Connected

actiTENS is managed via a mobile app available on IOS and Android via a Bluetooth connection.

VERSATILE

In order to meet patients’ needs, actiTENS has a large product catalogue: 3 sizes of cables (14, 40, 100 cm), different types and sizes of electrodes (square, round, rectangular) and a lumbar electrode.

A LARGE CHOICE OF PROGRAMMES

The actiTENS app has 14 stimulation programmes in order to relieve patients’ pain as best as possible.

THE actiTENS APP: A TOOL FOR DIALOGUING WITH A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

actiTENS offers complete autonomy in the management of treatment and enables the monitoring of daily pain via an actiTENS mobile app available on Android and IOS.

The automatic and detailed recording of the history of stimulation sessions and pre and post session monitoring of the level of pain allow the healthcare professional to monitor the patient’s pain and adapt the treatment.

1

SELECT THE PROGRAMME

2

SELECT THE DURATION

3

SELECT THE INTENSITY

THE PROGRAMMES  AVAILABLE

The type of treatment and the choice of programme should be decided with your healthcare professional according to your pathology.

Frequency: 100 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs
Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: Inhibition of pain signal

Frequency: 80 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs
Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: Inhibition of pain signal

Frequency: 2 Hz
Pulse width: 250µs
Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect.

CHANNEL 1: Gate Control
Frequency: 100 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs

CHANNEL 2: Endorphinic
Frequency: 2 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs

Default duration: 30 min



Method of action: 
Combined action 
• Inhibition of pain signal
• Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

1st sequence (1/3 of the duration, here 10 min): Gate Control
Frequency: 100 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs

2nd sequence (2/3 of the duration, here 20 min): Endorphinic
Frequency: 2 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs

Default duration: 30 min



Method of action: 
Combined action
• Inhibition of pain signal
• Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

1st sequence (duration 3 sec): Gate Control
Frequency: 100 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs

2nd sequence (duration 3 sec): Endorphinic
Frequency: 2 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs

These two sequences are alternated every 3 seconds.

Default duration: 30 min



Method of action: 
Combined action
• Inhibition of pain signal
• Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

1st sequence (duration 0.25 sec): Gate Control
Frequency: 100 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs

2nd sequence (duration 0.25 sec): Endorphinic
Frequency: 2 Hz
Pulse width: 200µs

These two sequences are alternated every 0.25 seconds.

Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: Combined action
• Inhibition of pain signal
• Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

 

1st sequence (duration 7.5 sec): Gate Control
Increasing frequency: 2 Hz to 80 Hz
Decreasing pulse width: 200 µs to 100 µs

2nd sequence (duration 7.5 sec): Endorphinic
Decreasing frequency: 80 Hz to 2 Hz
Increasing pulse width: 100 µs to 200 µs

These two sequences are alternated every 7.5 seconds.

Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: combined action
• Inhibition of pain signal
• Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

Frequency: 50 Hz
Pulse width: 250µs

1st sequence (2 sec):
Increasing intensity: 0Ma at the requested intensity

2ndsequence (5 sec):
Increasing intensity (requested intensity)

3rd sequence (1 sec):
Decreasing intensity: intensity requested at 0Ma

4th sequence (12 sec):
No pulse

These sequences are alternated throughout the duration of the programme

Default duration: 30 min



Method of action: 
Muscular strengthening

Frequency: 80 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs

CHANNEL 1:
1st sequence (1 sec): increasing intensity from 0mA to the requested value
2nd sequence (1 sec): decreasing intensity from the requested value to 0mA

CHANNEL 2:
1st sequence (1 sec): decreasing intensity from the requested value to 0mA
2nd sequence (1 sec): increasing intensity from 0mA to the requested value

Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: comfort

Frequency: 80 Hz
Pulse width: 150µs

CHANNEL 1:
1st sequence (0.2 sec): increasing intensity from 0mA to the requested value
2nd sequence (0.2 sec): decreasing intensity from the requested value to 0mA

CHANNEL 2:
1st sequence (0.2 sec): decreasing intensity from the requested value to 0mA
2nd sequence (0.2 sec): increasing intensity from 0mA to the requested value

Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: comfort

 

Frequency: 80 Hz
Pulse width: 60µs
Default duration: 30 min


Method of action: Inhibition of pain signal

Frequency: 10 Hz
Pulse width: 180µs
Default duration: 30 min



Method of action: 
stimulation of the secretion of endorphins for a general analgesic effect

Frequency: 25 Hz
Pulse width: 50µs
Default duration: 20 min

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