Nerve and Muscle Stimulator Testing as per IEC 60601-2-10
Electrical stimulation is a technique that is used to stimulate the muscles using an electrical current. Electrical Muscle Stimulators delivers small, low-voltage electrical impulses to a muscle through electrodes placed on the skin, in order to cause the muscle to contract. These devices widely used in medical world to patient of joint pain, to reduce the pain and strengthen the muscle at injured area to improve functionality. Physiotherapist also use these equipment on clients in order to improve their functionality of muscles. Today in fast peace modern world, people have less time for their physical health and they do physical exercise very occasionally, so to improve exercise session effectively and to get results in less efforts these devices are becoming very popular.
Why it is important to get your Electrical Muscle Stimulator certified?
Muscle stimulator uses electrical current to stimulate the muscle or nerve system. These device are very critical to design, if their is large leakage current or due to delivering large electrical current it can damage nerve system and muscles tissue, so they shall be so designed that their is very less possibility of failure of Equipment. That’s why it is important to get your product tested as per safety standard published by IEC for the product specifically before product go into market for use. IEC published a safety standard i.e IEC 60601-2-10. This is particular standard for these equipment, in this standard various safety requirements are given. Equipment have to go through the required tests prescribed by the standard to get certified. Some of the tests are as follows:
- Protection against accessible live parts
- Leakage current and patient auxiliary current etc
- Dielectric strength
- Separation of Patient connection from supply MAINS
- Impulse voltages
- Creepage distance & Air Clearances
- Excess outputs
- IP protection
- Mechanical Strength
- Temperature rise of applied parts
Benefits of your Electrical Nerve Stimulator certification is that you will get to know the different requirements about the product and material as standard ask and this will help you to improve your product design and quality. So in this way you can produce a good safe product.