June 13, 2015
Welcome to our new blog!
We’re very excited to launch this blog as it’s been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time now. We hope that this blog will serve as a platform to educate others on the latest happenings with tDCS, and also about new and exciting things which are happening within our Company.
So, what’s new with us?
The 2015 Quantified Self Conference
We’re happy to share that The Brain Stimulator will be a sponsor of the 2015 Quantified Self conference in San Francisco next week! From June 18th to the 20th we’ll be engaging in discussions and educational seminars alongside some of the most advanced and educated individuals in the Quantified Self Industry. For those who are unfamiliar, Quantified Self is a term that has been coined for the movement of using technologies to track one’s inputs, states, and performance in everyday life. This can mean anything from simply counting steps or tracking what you eat, to more advanced techniques such as tracking the bands of lighting around you or the quality of the oxygen in your house. By attending this conference, I aim to introduce the “data gatherers,” with data influencing (i.e. tDCS).
Often times individuals will get so caught up with tracking their lives, that they never actually quantify the data they’re gathering. Or they will quantify the data, but will neglect to act on what they’ve learned to introduce positive changes in their lives. I believe tDCS can be the cure to this “data-paralysis”, as in my experience, it’s one of the easiest way to communicate with the brain, producing noticeable changes within ones everyday life.
The final day of the Conference (June 20th) will be an Expo which is open to anyone who wants to attend. There will be display booths, breakout sessions, product demonstrations, and so much more! As a Sponsor, we’re able to offer those who would like to attend, $10 off the regularly $25 Expo ticket price! If you’re in the Bay Area and want to attend the Expo, please visit this link, and enter in the coupon “brainstimulator10” (without quotes) upon checkout.
We hope to see you there!
Detailed Comparison of tDCS vs Other Brain Stimulation Techniques
We’ve almost finished constructing a new page on our website providing a detailed comparison of the various different brain stimulation techniques currently being utilized in modern medicine. While The Brain Stimulator is not a medical device, and it’s use as such is not recommended nor condoned, we constantly receive emails from individuals asking us about the differences between tDCS and the alternative medical neurostimulation technologies. After doing a copious amount of research, we couldn’t find a single place on the internet which described all of these different techniques and how they compare in one location. So we decided to create one ourselves.
In our comparison, we take a look at the three most common brain stimulation techniques which are currently being practiced by medical professionals: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT, previously referred to as Electroshock Therapy), and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). You can read all about our comparison of these technologies, and how researchers are uncovering the possibility that tDCS may be a safer, more effective alternative by visiting our new Brain Stimulation Comparison Page, which should be live in the next few days.
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading and we look forward to continuing to utilize this blog as a platform to provide you further exciting news and information.