Four separate devices: The
Acutron Mentor offers the full functionality of
following electro-therapeutic devices in one integrated
1) Microcurrent pad stimulator
2) Microcurrent probe stimulator
3) Interferential device with 6 preset treatment
4) Russian stimulation device
The modalities may be combined and sequenced for
innovative and effective
treatment protocols. Many such protocols are pre-set
and may be set up with
the touch of a button.
Microcurrent (ľA): A
level of electrical currents that in the millionth
ampere range. Therapeutic microcurrent stimulation
is generally at a level
several hundred to a thousand times less intense
than conventional milliamp
electrodes used to treat specific points on the
such as trigger and acu-points, with microcurrent
stimulation. The Acutron
Mentor probes also measure skin impedance, thus
confirming optimal electrical
conductivity and placement.
Trigger points: Focus
areas of hypersensitivity on the body surface.
are often related to chronic injuries and internal
Interferential (IF): A
form of electrostimulation that utilized four electrodes
surrounding the part of the body to be treated,
with each set of two electrodes
at a frequency out-of-phase with the other set.
Used for treatment of large and
broad regions of the body. The Acutron Mentor offers
6 different pre-set interferential
treatment set-ups, some in the microcurrent range
and some classic milliamp IF.
'Classic' IF refers to the original high-intensity
form of interferential
current developed in Germany in the 1960's by Hans
Milliamp (mA): A
level of electrical currents that in the thousandth
of an ampere range.
Used in most conventional electro-stimulation devices
such as TENS, classic interferential,
muscle stimulation and high-volt galvanic. The
Acutron Mentor offers many pre-set milliamp
treatments, generally used for acute conditions.
Russian stimulation: A
specific form of electro-stimulation with a polyphasic
produced by dividing a 2500 Hz carrier frequency
into 50 Hz packets. Originally developed
by the Russian Olympic team for muscle mass enhancement,
now often used for pain control
in the United States.
Preset treatment protocols: A
feature of the Acutron Mentor that allows complex
treatment protocols to be set-up easily with the
touch of a button. Each preset specifies
some or all of the following electrical parameters:
Current Intensity Frequency (Hz)
Waveform Modulation Polarity Timer Pulse duration
The presets can be used as is, or may
be modified as desired by the practitioner. The
Acutron Mentor allows for creation of up to
21 new custom presets in addition to those set
by the factory.
Menus: Lists of presets offered by the Acutron Mentor,
arranged in the following groups:
Probes, Microamp pads, Milliamp pads, Interferential.
Constant current generator: A
device that automatically adjusts voltage to
compensate for differences of skin impedance
(resistance). This is according to Ohm's Law: Current = Voltage/Resistance
Impedance: Drag on an electrical circuit, also
Acutron Mentor Output Current Specifications:
Ranges: 0 - 60 mA (milliamp)
and 25 - 600 ľA (microcurrent)
Frequency (Hz) Range: 0.1
- 1000 Hz. Direct galvanic current also available.
Special frequency ranges offered for classic
interferential (4000 - 4250 Hz) and Russian
stimulation (2500 Hz).
negative, biphasic. Polarity change time adjustable.
on leads and LED indicators on probes clearly
show polarity of each electrode for proper
slope, modified square, and sawtooth in
microcurrent range, and pulse and sine waveforms
Timer Range: 4
- 40 seconds, and 1 - 30 minutes, or Continuous.
displays selected and remaining time for each channel.)
Acutron Mentor Custom Modulations:
Continuous: (no modulation, this is what is offered
by most other microcurrent devices)
2:1: Hz rate alternates between two frequencies in
a 2:1 ration
Burst: Delivers regular pauses in treatment current
Dense-Disperse: Hz rate alternates between a high
and low value for analgesic effects.
Ramp Hz: Gradually increases and decreases
frequency over adjustable cycles.
For applying a wide range of therapeutic frequencies
Ramp Intensity: Used to create interferential sweep
Two-step sequence treatments: The Acutron
Mentor offers several preset treatments
that sequence two different treatment protocols
in a single session. For example, preset
IF #5 starts with classic, high intensity interferential
for the first 5 minutes, then switches over to
gentle microcurrent interferential.
Monitor System: These
are used for locating and selecting optimally conductive
points and areas for therapeutic stimulation on
subject's body in Test Mode, and
they also confirm treatment current levels in Treat
Mode. Audible tones rise and fall
with fluctuations of meters, and follow the most
recent output channel used.