Stimulator Unit for Magnetic Nerve Stimulation, United Kingdom, 1998

Made:
1998
maker:
Magstim Company Limited
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Magstim model transcranial magnetic stimulator: Magstim Model 200, for painless cortical or peripheral nerve
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Group shot of 1999-764, Magstim model transcranial magnetic stimulator: Magstim Model 200, for painless cortical or
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Stimulator unit for transcranial magnetic stimulator, model 200, by The Magstim Company Limited, Whitland, Wales, 1998. Used for painless cortical or peripheral nerve stimulation.

Doctors use this machine to project magnetic fields deep inside the brain or to nerves elsewhere in the body. By stimulating nerves, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may alleviate depression and conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It also assesses ‘motor control’ pathways in the body. The technique for painless nerve stimulation was developed in the 1980s at the University of Sheffield, England. The unit was manufactured by The Magstim Company Limited in Wales.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1999-764
Materials:
aluminium (metal), electronic components, plastic (unidentified) and stainless steel
type:
transcranial magnetic stimulator
taxonomy:
credit:
The Magstim Company Ltd