Choose from three modes to suit the purpose of measurement.
Current Perceptory Threshold
This mode evaluates the Minimum Perceived Current by gradually increasing the stimulating current. Before taking measurements, the stimulating current and stimulation time limits can be set via the Settings Menu. Generate the stimulating current after checking that the subject is able to use the stop switch supplied with the kit. At the point the stimulating current is initially perceived, the hand switch button is pressed, ending the measurement and stimulating current generation. The point at which current is initially perceived represents the Minimum Perceived Current (Current Perception Threshold).
The mode for measuring chronic pain. Measure the Current Perception Threshold, then use the same procedure to measure the level of current that produces a pain equivalent sensation. Generate the stimulating current after checking that the subject is able to use the stop switch supplied with the kit. Before taking measurements, the stimulating current and stimulation time limits can be set via the Settings Menu. At the point the stimulating current is perceived as being equivalent in sensation to pain, the hand switch button is pressed, ending the measurement and stimulating current generation. (Pain Equivalent Current)
Based on the Current Perception Threshold, the Pain Equivalent Current is evaluated, and can be displayed as values of Pain Ratio or Pain Degree.
Pain Level Measurement
The mode for measuring level of pain. The Current Perception Threshold is used as the standard, setting the stimulating current to this level and measurement begins. Measurement results are displayed on the screen for setting the magnitude ratio. Comparison is then made with the momentary pain while the stimulating current is being released.
Note : Measurements only possible with systems incorporating PainVision’s proprietary software.
PainVision utilizes two modes of operation: the device itself as a single operable unit in “Standalone Mode”, and “System Mode” where it is connected to and controlled through a personal computer.
Proprietary software supports the following environment.
Class II, Type BF
(Width)29.0 (Depth)25.0 (Height)8.0cm
AC100-240V 50/60Hz, 33VA (Charging)
DC9V (internal power unit)
CD-ROM, AC cable, USB cable, Hand Switch(Stop Switch), Electrode cable, EL-BAND(Disposable Electrode)x10
100% compatible PC/AT computer
A CPU recommended by each OS
A RAM capacity recommended by each OS
Only the program’s available capacity exceeds 20MB (The required HDD may vary in available data capacity due to measurement, as HDD’s overall available capacity must exceed 10%)