Somedic MSA Thermal Stimulator NG

The Modular Sensory Analyzer for thermal testing
The Somedic MSA NG is an advanced diagnostic system which has evolved from Somedic SenseLabīs extensive experience in developing and manufacturing sensory equipment. Somedic MSA NG sets a new standard in function, performance and safety, meeting the requirements of the most demanding user.

The Somedic MSA NG is a modular system, giving users the option to upgrade and/or add new functions. Also our modular components facilitate service and maintenance. All communication with the Somedic MSA NG goes by the standard serial port. A (lap top) computer is sufficient for efficient work.

The Thermal Stimulator features an innovative new design in thermodes. The new thermodes offer high thermal capacity and exceptionally even temperature distribution across the thermode surface. The thermodes include dual temperature sensors on the thermode surface and a third on the thermode heat exchanger.

Not approved for sale in the US.

Somedic MSA Thermal Stimulator NG
Somedic MSA Thermal Stimulator NG
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Further needs? Somedic SenseLab has produced a version of the Somedic MSA NG that is compatible with fMRi equipment. Substantial modifications have been done and an upgrade kit is available. Please contact us for further information.

Thermode 25x50 Thermode 18x18 Thermode 9x9 Thermode 9x9dental
Thermode 25x50 Thermode 18x18 Thermode 9x9 Thermode 9x9dental

Key application
• Quantification of small fibre function
Key features
• Thermal stimuli with high accuracy and repeatability
• Thermodes of different sizes, that easily can be exchanged, adapting the Somedic MSA NG to tests at different anatomical locations
• A dedicated Windows program that handles all set-ups and running of the Somedic MSA NG, as well as storage of the results in a standard Access databases, that facilitates the generation of various types of reports

Technical Specification - Somedic MSA NG (Next Generation)

Intended use
Somedic MSA NG is intended for the study, in medical practice and research, of the relationship between the intensity of controlled thermal stimuli and the associated percept(s). Determination of perception and/or pain thresholds are performed by using a hand-held transducer to apply on intact skin stimuli of accurately controlled temperatures.

General information
Investigational paradigm Method of Limits
Thermode data (std size) Fluid cooled Peltier element
Active area: 25 x 50 mm (12,5) cm²
Contact material: Non-allergic silver 925/1000 jeweller grade
Temp measurement: 3 thermocouple elements
Max. pump capacity: 36 W
Range, steady state: 5 to 52°C
Range at 1°C/s: 10 to 52°C
Thermode control unit Control resolution: >0.02°C
Calibration uncertainty: +/- 0.2°C
Available thermode sizes 25 x 50; 18 X 18; 9 x 9; 9 x 9 dental (mm)

NB. Due to spatial summation it is highly recommended to use the largest thermode possible for your investigation in order to obtain the best possible result.

Physical characteristics
Size Standard tabletop 450 x 325 x 185 (W x D x H) mm or 19 inch rackmount, 4U in height
Weight 11 kg
Environmental requirements
Temperature 17-28 degrees Celsius
Humidity 30-80% relative humidity, non condensing
Electrical requirements
Mains power 200-240 VAC
Consumption: < 270 W
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Thermode control unit: Voltage: < 16 V
Current: < 3 A
Consumption: < 270 W