Neuroelectics - Starstim 8

EEG tCS neurostimulator 

Research-class, safe & easy-to-use tDCS/tCS with EEG

Starstim® is a research-class multichannel transcranial current stimulator (including tDCS, tACS and tRNS), an EEG and accelerometry recording system – all in a single lightweight, wireless package. Full of safety features, our rechargeable, precise and comfortable systems allow for mobile EEG data capture as well as safe, advanced multifocal tES/tCS. And they are powered by intelligent software and cloudware. Stimulate where and when you want – in the clinic or at home.

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Wireless, wearable and easy-to-setup concept:

  • Allows for mobile stimulation and recording away from the clinic/lab.
  • Quick setup in less than 5 minutes
  • User-friendly NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller) software
  • Visualization of EEG features
  • Visualize of electric fields associated with tCS on the fly using StimViewer in NIC
  • Home use research and experiment management through the NUBE Cloud Service

Multi-channel and programmable EEG/tCS:

  • Stimulate or record EEG using up to 8 electrodes
  • EEG monitoring and stimulation simultaneously possible in different electrode positions
  • Pre-/Pos-stimulation EEG monitoring using the hybrid PISTIM electrodes
  • Independent current control at each electrode
  • Linear combination of tDCS, tACS and tRNS, or user-defined waveforms
  • Flexible electrode placement based on a subset of the 10-10 system
  • MRI and TMS compatible stimulation
  • Sham and fully configurable double-blind mode


  • Stimulation current is hardware and software limited
  • Stimulation duration must be pre-programmed
  • Impedance check before and during stimulation
  • Abort stimulation functionality possible at anytime
  • Optional and advanced tools and features:
  • Remote control via TCP/IP data stream with MatNIC
  • EEG data streaming over the network for third-party application development
  • External TTL Trigger input receiver for ERP research using the LSL
  • TTL Trigger Adapter for hardware synchronization of triggers and EEG data
  • Touchproof Adapter for compatibility with standard "touchproof" electrodes
  • Testboard included, ideal for demos and testing