The latest update to our saltwater sponge-based electrode system includes face and neck electrodes in a high-density, 160 channel montage (ready for delivery in January 2021).
Since we introduced the R-Net for the very first time at SfN 2017, we’ve been receiving positive feedback and requests to extend the use of the R-Net for different application fields. Until now, these updates have included infant and children sizes, as well as an fMRI version, which will be available soon.
This newest update to the R-Net allows you a high-density EEG recording, while exploiting the full capabilities of your actiCHamp Plus amplifier. The R-Net provides the fastest preparation time out of all our various electrode systems and has been favoured in the research community when preparation time is precious (e.g. with infants, sensitive populations etc).
Shorter participant preparation times have become increasingly relevant now as hygiene and safety standards must be carefully considered given the current pandemic. This incredibly quick preparation time consequently reduces the amount of time the EEG technician and the participant remain in close contact. For a trained user, this takes about 3 minutes, even when including the new layout with the added facial electrodes. This high-density montage follows an extension of the 10-10 positioning system for the two additional inferiorly placed rows of electrodes (Heine et al., 2019); thereby, providing coverage of more inferior positions around the lower temporal, sub-inion and upper neck regions. In addition to this, three electrodes placed on each cheek bilaterally allow facial coverage.
The handling and participant preparation follow the same principles as the original R-Net and maintain the same level of ease when adjusting the fit and replacing sponges.
The R-Net 160 (ready for delivery in January 2021) is available in small children/adolescent (49cm) up to extra-large adult sizes (61cm).