tVNS® for Researchers

Learn why tVNS® R is the preferred device for research on transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation.

tVNS® for Research: An Overview

Welcome to the frontier of vagus nerve stimulation research. Our tVNS® R device is designed for flexibility and precision, offering full wireless programmability for comprehensive clinical studies.

With the tVNS® Research and tVNS® Patient apps, adjustment of stimulation parameters, data collection and patient feedback are seamlessly integrated, enhancing the scope and accuracy of your research.

We are committed to facilitating your clinical trials and provide support for studies, including a comprehensive CB safety report for ethics approvals and access to a global network of experts.

Explore the potential of tVNS® R to forge new paths in neurological research and patient care.

Full Wireless Parameter Programmability and Triggered tVNS®

With the tVNS® Research app, you have the capability to wirelessly adjust a comprehensive range of parameters including frequency, pulse width, current intensity, and stimulation intervals. 

In addition, we offer a separate PC-based tVNS® manager software. This software enables reaction to outside trigger signals (e.g. ECG R-wave trigger generated by an external ECG system, transferred to a PC).

Thus, closed loop tVNS® or triggered tVNS® can be realized in a scientific setup.

Research and Patient App

Your tVNS® R device gives you access to two apps: the tVNS® Research and tVNS® Patient app. All technical parameters can easily be reprogrammed and wirelessly transmitted with the tVNS® Research app, allowing the researcher to try completely new stimulation protocols. In addition, you can collect and store technical and patient data. The tVNS® Patient app automatically stores all technical data (stimulation parameters, time and duration of the stimulation etc.) and offers a questionnaire for patient feedback.

Customization and Support for Trials

We offer an individual adaptation of all components of the device for certain studies, e.g by changing the questionnaire in order to allow better feedback from the patient, or through the implementation of special stimulation parameters or technical ideas.

The tVNS® R device is defined as a device for investigational use. We can provide a CB report that proves the safety according to all medical device standards, in order to assist you with ethics approvals. So far, it has been accepted by all ethics committees.

In addition, we offer an international expert network and can direct any questions to experienced people around the world.

Legacy and Hook Electrode

We offer two different types of electrode designs with our tVNS® devices:

The Hook Electrode (left) allows for better fixation and usability during active tasks. It also allows patients to wear earphones.

The Legacy Electrode (right) can be used if the patient has small ears or a special ear shape. The integrated slider allows for better adaption to the ear.

Sham Stimulation and fMRI Compatibility

In the pursuit of scientific accuracy and integrity, we offer options for sham stimulation for conducting double-blind studies. 

The well-known sham stimulation at the ear lobe is still possible. Upon request, we also support studies by providing other more sophisticated sham stimulation options.

In addition, we also offer fMRI compatible electrodes



Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS®) Device for Research

What's in the Box

Your tVNS® R device comes with a starter pack that includes everything you need to start using your tVNS® device.
We also offer special electrodes for sham stimulation or fMRI use for sale. Please contact us to order specialized accessories.

Contact our Research Team