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  1. This sounds most interesting indeed. Is there a current study accepting new applicants?

    Are these devices available for sale (is that what the ‘DYI’ stands for).

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Lee Brubaker, Ph.D.

    • There are now quite a few devices available for sale. Mostly from electronics hobbyists who are looking to profit from the recent attention. We’ll soon see devices (Thync, Halo Neuroscience) from venture-backed firms. The ‘Device’ category tag on the blog will surface most of the currently available devices. Here’s a link https://www.diytdcs.com/category/device/ DoItYourself is also an option and many of the links lead to ‘How to’ information. Many trials recruiting and ongoing.

  2. The Scientific American article mentioned how a clinical trial involving 125 people was recently completed, and other one with 250 participants is in the works. These are wide-scale studies. The field is growing very rapidly. Dr. Marom Bikson says he is very concerned about the proliferation of DIY-tDCS devices, however, and wants to make clear that tDCS in the lab is not at all representative of what DIY’ers are up to. Lab devices and the associated software are a great deal more sophisticated, and the lack of precise medical knowledge is the major factor contributing to the wildly varying and often disappointing results of DIY-tDCS.

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