Hypergrip for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Application: Neurological Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment for depression that uses a highly focused, pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in targeted regions of the brain. The manufacturer of this FDA approved device needed a hybrid signal/power connector which was easier to mate with higher mating cycle life than the threaded mating cable connector they were currently using to connect the therapy head to the system.
Solution: HyperGrip Connector
The design of the HyperGrip® connector (HG series) was ideal for the customer’s requirements when fitted with custom hybrid inserts. The push-pull mating action provided simpler operation in a clinical setting that the previous threaded connector, and the Hypertac® contact system assures the 1000 of mating cycles needed over the life of the product. Additionally the “medical look” of HyperGrip, which is highly visible in this application, coordinated well with the design of the customer’s medical system.
- Reliability: Hypertac contacts provide 1000’s of mating cycles with consistently low contact resistance ensuring there is no downtime of the TMS system
- Hybrid: Custom power + signal design provides customer with one integrated connector system thereby reducing the number of cables required to connect to the system
- Easy to Use: Simple push-pull design of the HyperGrip connector makes for intuitive and effortless mating of the cable to the system