Our Brain Cap, Lumbar Pad & Boot Systems Utilizes Advanced SMD (surface mounted diodes) Technology.
The older 5mm “through-hole” diodes, used on most products on the market, have served our purpose well of delivering photobiomodulation into bio sites, though it’s time we shed light on a far newer and superior technology in the form of SMD (surface mounted diodes) used in the Neurocare Pro and Neurocare Home systems.
SMD’s offer a number of advantages over their “through-hole” counterparts, including their reduced size, multi-color frequency capabilities for each SMD, improved beam angle, and wider aperture, meaning less heat and more balanced light disbursement into the tissue.
With the older “through-hole “LEDs, you will find that they are accompanied by a lot of extra accouterments creating additional expense for the manufacturer, including the aforementioned wire leads, as well as additional optical light diffusers. With an SMD, most of this extraneous material is surplus to requirements, leaving only the part of the LED that emits light remaining. The obvious advantage here is that SMDs can be made much smaller; usually between a quarter and a tenth of the size and weight of an equivalent through-hole component and the manufacturer can add size and output to the LED pad systems. Although, Neurocare pro uses the large 5mm SMD’s for added power out-put. The absence of a light diffuser also allows for an improved beam angle covering larger areas of tissue cells during a treatment session.
5mm “through Hole” diodes have an incredibly narrow distribution of light, mostly commonly 20-30 degree angles creating more heat because the epoxy casing acts as a focusing lens. This equals fewer cells receiving light during a session. A narrow spread of light may be beneficial in some purposes such as treatments that is being performed at long distances, but when we are considering PBM pads, a narrow pin-point spread is not ideal. The “through holes” are closer to a laser diode spread of light than SMD.
Another negative of the “through-hole” is that because they are only a single frequency, most manufacture’s alternate 850 NIR and 630 Red every other row. This coupled with the narrow spread of the “through-hole” light creates significant coverage voids into the tissue. SMD’s on the other hand house multiple diodes in each chipset, allowing for a combination of wavelengths being able to be emitted from a single chip set casing. This is beneficial over an entire pad, as both 850nm and 630nm wavelengths are in each chipset and are evenly distributed throughout the entirety of the pad and are devoid of dead spots of the polychromatic light. So, our 221 chipsets are actually 442 highly efficient and powerful diodes.
Neurocare Pro’s SMD’s have a much larger spread, with a light emitting angle of 120-degrees (versus 20-degrees of 5mm LEDs). The bigger the spread, the bigger the target area is exposed to beneficial photobiomodualtion light, which equates for a better treatment and thus, better results. SMD omits less heat and allows a higher power output and thus more joules entering the cells. In further contrast, the light from an SMD is very diffused, which makes them more suitable for medical applications that require a wide beam angle
The SMD are flat and reset diodes. Neurocare Systems takes great care to make sure that we also deliver added comfort on our boot systems for patients during use. Our competitors will have you believe that the older “through hole” technology featuring protruding diodes is by design so when these diodes stick into your patients’ tissue and bone, it is closer to the effected tissue and yields better results. LED PBM penetration studies strongly contradict this nonsense. In fact, the number one complaint from patients is the uncomfortable of protruding diodes, especially if they have edema or other tissue sensitivity.
Neurocare Pro 440 Thigh High provides 3-4 times the size and coverage area than any polychromatic (2 light waves) podiatry boot system on the market and the Neurocare Home 360 Calf High is 3 times the size of any polychromatic podiatry boot on the market. Because peripheral neuropathy is a systemic neuropathic disease, most all experts agree that the entire leg should be treated because of it being systemic and the Neurocare Pro and the Neurocare Home cover substantially more bio site than ever before. Both the thigh high 440 dimensions and the Calf high 360 are so large, that you can use them as a body mat for other care verticals you decide to add to your practice or prescribe to your patients. These boots are also designed to be used on the arms and hands.
Other notable features: The Neurocare Pro 442 and Neurocare Home 364 boots and the lumbar pad features build in straps-if you have used Neurocare Systems current ankle high boot or a similar product, then you know how difficult it can be to use the external strap systems. Set up on the Pro and Home line is now smoother and faster than ever before
The Neurocare Pro Thigh High 442 and the Neurocare Home Calf High 364 feature a plug on both the boot and on the controller. This will eliminate the wires potentially pulling or of the circuit board if they get hung up.