Intelect® VitalStim® Package

Intelect VitalStim by Chattanooga Group provides seven specific parameter sets to meet the needs of the physicians and SLP’s who treat dysphagia. Each contains both a graphical and text explanation of the different electrode placements along with detailed descriptions about the VitalStim waveform. The device enables the clinician to edit certain parameters such as treatment time, intensity and phase duration to match the treatment needs of their dysphagic patients. With four channels of stimulation on board, the clinician can simultaneously provide therapy to both sides of the face and the anterior portion of the neck. Even difficult conditions such as scar tissue, patient frailty, and fatigue are now more easily treatable with Intelect VitalStim.

Intelect VitalStim helps the patient and therapist work together to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. The educational diagrams found in the device increase the patient and caregiver’s understanding of dysphagia and the goals of the therapy. Building on this understanding, the patient is actually able to interact with the device’s on-screen visual, auditory and sensory biofeedback during the treatment session. This exchange helps improve patient motivation, patient compliance, and patient performance. By working harder to reach their swallowing goal, the patient is “rewarded” with feedback and an increase in performance.

Likewise, the therapist benefits from the on-screen clinical resource library which provides information about anatomy and pathology and illustrates specific electrode placement as well as swallowing anatomy. The therapist can further use these screens as teaching tools to the patient as well, engaging them in their treatment protocol.

Intelect VitalStim’s Patient Data Cards display useful information about previous treatment sessions such as: the number of successful swallows, average amplitude level, exact electrode placement and other patient specific functional data. Using this data, the therapist can provide a better continuity of therapy by "picking up where they left off."

The device records and reports information back to the therapist in a meaningful, objective, and industry accepted format. Evidenced-based tracking tools such as FOIS, weight, and VAS pain rating are utilized. Because proper documentation is necessary for the facility’s regulatory compliance, the Intelect VitalStim device prompts the clinician to input all relevant data.

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  • 2 Channel Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) device
  • Optional clinical electrotherapy with integrated therapy cart
    • Generous amount of storage for supplies with pull out bins
    • Manage cords and lead wires with easily accessible, yet attractively hidden connections
  • Optional Surface Electromyography (sEMG) - reading and recording muscle activation
    • Visual and auditory biofeedback during swallowing for objective measurement of effortful swallows
    • Assists with muscle relaxation training
    • Determines the activation timing of muscles for re-education
  • Surface Electromyography with Triggered stimulation (sEMG + Stim) - electrical muscle stimulation triggered when the muscle activation reaches a preset target
    • Provides biofeedback coupled with NMES treatment during swallowing therapy
    • Electrical stimulation to the target muscle group is activated by the patient’s effort, creating a powerful reward-based biofeedback loop
  • Clinical Resource Library - impressive full color graphical library of head and neck anatomy and pathologies
    • Facial muscles and nerves
    • Vocal cords, larynx, esophagus
    • Oral cavity
    • Neurology
    • Surgical techniques
  • Patient Data Cards - record treatment session information on individual patient cards:
    • Successful swallows
    • Average amplitude level
    • Exact electrode placement
    • Patient specific functional data such as FOIS swallowing level, pain scale, and patient weight

Standard Accessories

  • 1264 Nylatex Wrap (3x)
  • 27469 Patient Interrupt Switch Ch 1/2
  • 27465 Patient Data Card (1x)
  • 59050 Lead Wire Ch 1
  • 59054 Lead Wire Ch 2
  • 27508 Operator Remote Ch 1/2
  • 59000 VitalStim Electrodes Large (12x Single Use Kits)
  • 59085 User Manual on CD

Optional Accessories

  • 2775 Therapy Cart
  • 5921 VitalStim Education Suite
  • 27470 Patient Interrupt Switch Ch 3/4
  • 59055 Lead Wire Ch 3
  • 59056 Lead Wire Ch 4
  • 27079 Operator Remote Ch 3/4
  • 2771 EMG Module
  • 59057 EMG Lead Wire Ch 1
  • 59058 EMG Lead Wire Ch 2
  • 59101 STIM Module (Channel 3 & 4)
  • 27167 EMG Card
  • 59000 VitalStim Electrodes Large (12x Single Use Kits)
  • 59005 VitalStim Electrodes Small (12x Single Use Kits)
  • 59044 Vital Stim Electrodes (100 Bulk Pack)
  • Mains Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • Weight 3.2 Kgs
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 33 x 24 x 29 cms
  • Electrical Safety Class Class I, Type BF
  • Safety Tests IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-1-2