SmartMove: a TMS robot

Although it has been around for a while (3+ years), the SmartMove got some publicity recently. "Robotized TMS is a novel approach in the application for image guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
SmartMove allows planning of a complete stimulation session ahead by defining stimulation sites based on anatomical MRI information and functional information like fMRI, PET or EEG/MEG. During the execution of the TMS stimulation sequence, the system places the coil at the predefined target positions and keeps the coil in place even if the head of the patient/subject moves."

The system includes an NDI Spectra camera for tracking, and relies on point-based registration to the pre-op MR. Learn more about it from their leaflet, or watch some videos

Key features include:
  • Accurate&automatic positioning of TMS coil
  • Easy target and grid definition
    Placement of the coil tangentially to the head
  • Head movement compensation
  • Defining of entire stimulation protocols
    Repetition of previous stimulation target positions
    Online mapping of evoked responses 
  • Compatible with all TMS stimulation.
According to their disclaimer, it is only iontended for research use (as of now): "This products is not sold as Medical Device as defi ned in EU directive 93/42/EEC. The product is not designed or intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of disease."


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