Getting Started

Here we will show you all you need to know to get started with your PlatoWork headset. 

Download the PlatoWork app  

After downloading the app, please go to Settings -> Update PlatoWork headset to ensure that your headset has the latest firmware installed.

Log in and follow the instructions in the app, or follow the instructions below.

Saltwater

Ensure the bottle provided is filled with saltwater, used to soak the electrode sponges. Prepare the saltwater by filling the bottle with drinkable water. Add 1/4 teaspoon of regular kitchen salt into the water, replace the lid and shake the mixture. 

Sponges

The sponges provided are compressed and need to be hydrated before use. Moisten 3 dry sponges (1 mm thickness) with the saltwater until they are fully expanded (5 mm thickness).

Quick Tip
Fill each sponge case with saltwater and dip both sides of the sponge.

Troubleshoot

Still having issues?

Contact us and we will do our best to help.

Email: hi@platoscience.com
Phone: (+45) 50 37 32 44

Contact us

Republikken Vesterbrogade 26
1620 Copenhagen 
Denmark

Office hours  

 Monday - Friday
09:00 - 16:00 (CET/CEST)
(+45) 50 37 32 44
hi@platoscience.com

How to prepare saltwater

The saltwater is a crucial component in maintaining the required conductivity when using the headset. The salt ensures that the electrical contact between the headset and your head stays consistent throughout your session.

The amount of salt is important: too little salt will result in a low contact between the electrodes and the skin, too much salt can cause irritations on the skin. We, therefore, recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon of salt for the bottle provided with the headset, following the refill instructions below.

1. Remove the screw cap, and fill the bottle with drinkable water.
2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of regular kitchen salt to the water.
3. Screw the lid back on, and shake the mixture.

Quick Tips
For the saltwater to have an effect, it needs to be +0.6% NaCl - meaning at least 6 gram per 1 litre of water. This equals as little salt as 0.6g in the bottle provided with the headset. To achieve this, either mix 1 teaspoon to 1 litre of water (and then use this saltwater), or use an exact measure to add 0.6 gram of salt to the saltwater bottle.

Manual/Instructions

We're here for you every step of the way. You should receive a manual with your PlatoWork but click the button below for a quick reference.

Download Manual

Community

We are passionate about bringing tDCS to the public in the affordable and effective package that is PlatoWork. We have created a Plato “Community” to walk you through every step of your PlatoWork neurostimulation journey.

Whether you would like to set up a one-on-one video call or would like to stay up to date with the latest updates on our blog. We keep the conversation flowing.

PlatoAcademy is your platform to chat with us and other PlatoWorkers on tDCS experiences and how it is improving daily tasks and certain aspects of life.  

Download the PlatoWork app  

After downloading the app, please go to Settings > Update PlatoWork headset to ensure that your headset has the latest firmware installed.

Log in and follow the instructions in the app, or follow the instructions below.

Maintenance

After every 5 sessions or when needed.

Charging PlatoWork 

Charge headset with the provided USB cable. The battery should last for more than 10 sessions, but we recommend you to charge it more often, so that you can be sure your headset works when you need it. The fixed green light next to the charging port will indicate that the battery is currently recharging. The light will turn off when the battery is fully charged.

Sponges  

Rinse the sponges under running lukewarm tap water. Ideally, air dry sponges before next use. Before next usage, they need to be moistened with salt water from the bottle.

When the sponges get worn out:

Your sponges can last for many (100+) sessions if treated correctly. But if they begin to get worn out and having serious miscolours, simply take three new replacement sponges from pocket in the casing.

PlatoWork Replacement Sponge Pack

Medical grade pure cellulose sponges, 2 x 3 compressed sponges in plastic bag. For replacing the sponges delivered with your headset, if they wear out.

More information

A sponge lasts for many (100+) sessions if treated correctly (see sponge maintenance), but if your sponges begin to wear out or discolour, please order replacement sponges here.

The replacement sponges are designed for maximum comfort and offer optimal neurostimulation with PlatoWork

The PlatoWork Replacement Sponges Pack is comprised of 2 x 3 medical-grade pure cellulose sponges sealed in plastic casing.

Getting Started

Download the PlatoWork app  

After downloading the app, please go to Settings -> Update PlatoWork headset to ensure that your headset has the latest firmware installed.

Turning on PlatoWork

To turn on your PlatoWork, simply unfold the headset. To turn it off, collapse the headset again. You will know the headset is fully open and operational when you hear the “CLICK” sound and the PlatoWork logo on the side of the headset starts blinking blue.

Once PlatoWork is turned on and the PlatoWork App is open, the app will automatically connect to your headset. There is no need to go into your phone settings for bluetooth pairing.

Sleep mode

After 20 minutes of not using PlatoWork, the headset will go into sleep mode and will turn off to save energy. To turn it on again, simply close and reopen PlatoWork.

Sliders

The grey areas of PlatoWork have four adjustable sliders, which can be adjusted to fit your head size. The sliders are each marked with I II III IIIIIII to indicate from smallest to largest head size.

Saltwater

Ensure the bottle provided is filled with saltwater, used to soak the electrode sponges. Prepare the saltwater by filling the bottle with drinkable water. Add 1/4 teaspoon of regular kitchen salt into the water, replace the lid and shake the mixture. 

Sponges

The sponges provided are compressed and need to be hydrated before use. Moisten 3 dry sponges (1 mm thickness) with the saltwater until they are fully expanded (5 mm thickness). Tip: Fill each sponge case with saltwater and dip both sides of the sponge.

Troubleshoot

Still having issues?

Contact us and we will do our best to help you.
Email: hi@platoscience.com
Phone: (+45) 50 37 32 44

Contact us

c/o Republikken Vesterbrogade 26
1620 Copenhagen V
Denmark

Office hours  

 Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (CET/CEST)
(+45) 50 37 32 44
hi@platoscience.com

How to prepare saltwater

The saltwater is a crucial component in maintaining the required conductivity when using the headset. The salt ensures that the electrical contact between the headset and your head stays consistent throughout your session.

The amount of salt is important: too little salt will result in a low contact between the electrodes and the skin, too much salt can cause irritations on the skin. We, therefore, recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon of salt for the bottle provided with the headset, following the refill instructions below. 

1. Remove the screw cap, and fill the bottle with drinkable water.
2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of regular kitchen salt to the water.
3. Screw the lid back on, and shake the mixture.

Quick Tips
For the saltwater to have an effect, it needs to be +0.6% NaCl - meaning at least 6 gram per 1 litre of water. This equals as little salt as 0.6g in the bottle provided with the headset. To achieve this, either mix 1 teaspoon to 1 litre of water (and then use this saltwater), or use an exact measure to add 0.6 gram of salt to the saltwater bottle.

Can I buy saline solution instead?

If you prefer, you can purchase premixed saltwater (‘saline’, or ‘saline solution’) at most pharmacies/drug stores. Standard saline contains 0.9% salt (0.9g per litre, NaCl 0.9%), which is a higher salinity than strictly necessary. The only potential negative effect of this is potential discomfort under the electrodes, as described above. if you buy pre-mixed saltwater/saline, make sure it only contains water and NaCl (salt). 

Manual

We're here for you every step of the way. Click the button below for everything you will need to know to operate your PlatoWork headset.

Download Manual

Community

We are passionate about bringing tDCS to the public in the affordable and effective package that is PlatoWork. We have created a Plato “Community” to walk you through every step of your PlatoWork neurostimulation journey.

Whether you would like to set up a one-on-one video call or would like to stay up to date with the latest updates on our blog. We keep the conversation flowing.

PlatoAcademy is your platform to chat with us and other PlatoWorkers on tDCS experiences and how it is improving daily tasks and certain aspects of life.  

Download the PlatoWork app  

After downloading the app, please go to Settings > Update PlatoWork headset to ensure that your headset has the latest firmware installed.

Maintenance

Maintenance may be necessary after 5 sessions or when needed.

Charging PlatoWork 

Charge headset with the provided USB cable. The battery should last for more than 10 sessions, but we recommend you to charge it more often, so that you can be sure your headset works when you need it. The fixed green light next to the charging port will indicate that the battery is currently recharging. The light will turn off when the battery is fully charged.

Sponges  

Rinse the sponges under running lukewarm tap water. Ideally, air dry sponges before next use. Before next usage, they need to be moistened with salt water from the bottle.

When the sponges get worn out:

Your sponges can last for many (100+) sessions if treated correctly. But if they begin to get worn out and having serious miscolours, simply take three new replacement sponges from pocket in the casing.

PlatoWork Replacement Sponges Pack

Medical grade pure cellulose sponges, 2 x 3 compressed sponges in plastic bag. For replacing the sponges delivered with your headset, if they wear out.

More information

A sponge lasts for many (100+) sessions if treated correctly (see sponge maintenance), but if your sponges begin to wear out or discolour, please order replacement sponges here.

The replacement sponges are designed for maximum comfort and offer optimal neurostimulation with PlatoWork

The PlatoWork Replacement Sponges Pack is comprised of 2 x 3 medical-grade pure cellulose sponges sealed in plastic casing.