How to choose the right neurostimulation device

The selection of a stimulation device plays a pivotal role in achieving optimal and safe results with neurostimulation. While tDCS is a very safe and established method in itself, it does not mean that any device claiming to deliver tDCS is still safe to use. At PlatoScience we advocate for a scientifically grounded approach to neurostimulation, emphasizing the critical distinction between certified medical devices and unregulated DIY alternatives.

Why Choose a Registered Medical Device?

  1. Safety at the Forefront:

Our tDCS brain stimulators are meticulously engineered to adhere to the highest safety standards, surpassing regulatory requirements. We prioritize user safety with a device that is thoroughly tested, ensuring minimal risk and optimal efficacy.

  1. Scientific Precision:

Backed by rigorous research and development, our devices are designed to deliver precise and controlled electrical stimulation. This scientific precision ensures targeted neuromodulation, aligning with established protocols for optimal cognitive benefits.

  1. Supervised Home Use

PlatoScience's tDCS devices are not just tools; they are an extension of medical supervision in the comfort of your home. Designed for home use under professional guidance, our devices empower users to enhance cognitive function responsibly.

  1. Professional Oversight

Unlike unregulated alternatives, our medical-grade devices are developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals. This ensures that your cognitive enhancement journey is guided by expertise, with the reassurance of professional oversight.

The Pitfalls of Unregulated Alternatives:

  1. Safety Compromises:

DIY devices found on platforms like eBay often lack the safety measures and quality controls essential for responsible neurostimulation. The risk of adverse effects increases significantly without adherence to medical standards.

  1. Inconsistent Results:

Scientifically formulated protocols are integral to achieving consistent and reliable results. Unregulated devices may lack the precision required, leading to variable outcomes and potential inefficacy.

  1. Absence of Professional Guidance:

Our commitment extends beyond providing a device; we emphasize the importance of professional guidance. DIY devices, devoid of this essential support, expose users to the potential pitfalls of unsupervised neurostimulation.


In conclusion, the choice of a tDCS device is a decision that transcends cost considerations. Opting for a certified medical device from PlatoScience ensures not only the highest standards of safety and efficacy but also the advantage of supervised home use, aligning with established medical protocols.

In the end, it is your brain that is being stimulated. We do not recommend using non-approved devices that have not gone through rigorous testing, when sending electrical currents through your cortex.

For any additional questions about why we recommend only using regulated tDCS devices, do not hesitate in reaching out to us directly.