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148 mm

210 mm
NeuroTrac Simplex Plus
QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS
(Please read the Operator's Manual prior to use!)

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1. Remove battery cover. Insert 1 x 9 volt PP3 battery or a rechargeable Nickel
Metal Hydride battery into the battery compartment. Replace the cover.

2. Insert the dual-conductor (channel) lead wire into the socket of the unit labelled as
INPUT. For a precise EMG measurement, ALWAYS! use the reference wire: attach
one skin electrode to a black single leadwire (reference wire) and plug the
reference wire to the EMG REF socket.

3. For Skin electrodes placement, make sure your skin around the treatment area is
free from grease or oil. Carefully peel the electrodes from the clear plastic film. Do
not throw this clear plastic film away. Attach the electrodes to your body. Place
D negative Black-pin near the upper insertion or top of the muscle. Positive Red-pin
must be placed at the motor point of the muscle. The motor point is usually located D
at the centre of the muscle mass where the motor nerve enters the muscle. Find
the best position by slightly moving the positive electrode around. Your objective is
to find the spot where the minimum muscle contraction will cause the greater EMG
response.

4. Turn on the unit by pressing the ON/OFF button. Place the unit on a desk in its
stand or hold the unit. Relax so that the microvolts reading is as low as you can
manage, ideally below 1uV.

5. Press SET and contract as high as you can for 3 seconds to adjust the Threshold
automatically (see next chapter for threshold automatic and manual operation).
C The threshold level should match your current muscle performance, so when you C
contract and then relax, the bargraph should go the full scale up and down in
accordance with your movements.

6. To start the programme, press the START/ESC button. Follow the audio and
display prompts: relax as much as you can when you hear single beep sound and
the display shows arrow down. Contract as fast and as much as you can when
you hear double beep sound and the display shows the arrow up.
To end the programme before it is complete, press the START/ESC button again
or turn the unit off.

7. When you have finished, remove and replace the electrodes onto the clear plastic B
film and reseal them in the plastic bag.
B

8. Store the electrodes in a cool dry place, such as a fridge, which prolongs the life of
your electrodes.

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WARNINGS, IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

1. Do not immerse the unit in water or any other substance.


E 2. Probes and lead wires are for single patient use only.
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3. Always use the reference (REF) electrode for the precise EMG reading!

TIPS & TROUBLESHOOTING

If you experience problems with EMG readings we recommend you make the following
checks.

1. The EMG reading becomes unstable, when the reference REF wire is not used.

2. Check the lead wires for splits or breaks in the wire or at the end, where the
D connectors are attached to the wire. Try another lead wire.
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3. Check the electrodes. Try another electrode. Inferior surface electrodes may
cause incorrect readings, we recommend you always use quality electrodes for
EMG measurement.

4. Exclude external interference. The unit is properly shielded against typical


electromagnetic interference, nevertheless the less magnetic fields around the
better for EMG precision. Keep the unit in hands or even better place it on the thigh
of the person receiving the treatment. Avoid placement on tables or other surfaces
on which any other electrical devices are placed. If you use a laptop, make sure the
mains power plug is earthed (have 3 not 2 pins). It is a good idea to replace the
charger with the safer earthed model. Try to disconnect AC adaptor from mains and
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observe if your reading goes several uV reading down just because of this. If so, its C

better to run the laptop on batteries while you use the EMG device. Finally, you may
want to go to the areas with less power equipment to check if the device reading is
getting lower when it is not connected to your body ( ideally, less then 1.5 V).
Avoid areas with high electromagnetic fields.

5. If the SET or Concealed button is not working, it is possible that the function you
require will work after you press and hold this button for 5 seconds. Please read the
manual on page 7 how these buttons are operated.

6. Software connection: The unit enables the BlueTooth connection when you press
B
the ON button. In few minutes of no connection, the unit disables the connection to
save battery. Please power off Simplex Plus then power back on again to enable the
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BlueTooth, so you can connect to the PC Software.
For more PC Software troubleshooting, or to get the most upto date version, review
the licence options, please visit: www.neurotrac.emgsoft.info

Revised Issue Date: 12/03/2015 Document Number: ESS102A-QS-EN00

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