SOCRATES is a medical professional device that detects auditory evoked potentials, allowing to quickly obtain very accurate clinical diagnosis. The innovative and combined hardware and software functions, make  SOCRATES  able to meet the major operational challenges, such as noise and environmental myogenic artifacts, ensuring a higher diagnostc quality, and significantly reducing test execution time.

Featuring two independent channels, acoustic and visual alarms,  SOCRATES  also allows the facial nerve monitoring and diagnosis, for the highest safety and efficiency into intraoperative surgical sites.

The stylish design and easy of use, along with a complete and reliable software, make  SOCRATES  an indispensable tool for everyday clinical practices, as well as for scientific research.


ocular vemp
  • Socrates auditory evoked potentials
  • C-vemp
  • ECochG
  • ASSR test

Highlights

AVAILABLE TESTS

With SOCRATES you can run: 

 ABR with every sort of possible stimulation, even arbirtrary, .wav format
— MLRLLR40HzR-C Alt
— 
C-Vemps e O-Vemps by air and bone conduction
— ECochG, even not invasive
— E-ABR for cochlear implants
— P300MMN, N1-P2, with the availability also of verbal arbirtrary stimuli
— ASSR (Auditory Steady Steate Response)
— FACIAL NERVE ENOG, Blink Reflex, Monitoring

  • ABR
  • ABR repeatability
  • ECochG

Highlights

ACCURACY OF DIAGNOSIS

Thanks to Hedera Research and Development Team and the contribution of the University of Padova , it was possible to create a powerful algorithm for estimating the useful signal to the diagnosis, removing the major noise and disturbs, with significant advantages compared to conventional processing tools, such as:


— High speed of test execution, easy and comprehensible diagnostic results
— Increased immunity to motion and electrical artifacts in noisy environments
— Reduced need to sedate the less collaborative patient ( eg . Infants )

  • ABR research
  • Impedance test ABR
  • ABR impedance tutorial

Highlights

FAST AND USER-FRIENDLY

With SOCRATES and the efficiency of the HELIX software you can easily perform tests, optimizing execution times, thanks to:
 Simplified interface, allowing you to take the test in a few clicks or via touch screen 
 Impedance preamplifier led, to prepare the patient from the inside of a silent booth 
 Preparation Wizard of the patient, using intuitive graphical interface 
 Automation of the test. You can use test protocols to automatically perform tests with different intensities of stimulus or other selectable parameters, set the auto-start and auto-termination

  • C-Vemp biofeedback and rectification
  • Cervical Vemp
  • C-Vemps
  • BC-O-Vemps
  • Ocular Vemp
  • Ocular Vemp

Highlights

AC and BC O-VEMPs and C-VEMPs: CLEAR AND RELIABLE TESTS

With SOCRATES you can run VEMPs, reliably and easily, thanks to:
 Bio - feedback through digital LED and displayed waveform rectification, for a realistic comparison between the IPSI and CONTRAlateral amplitudes
 Integrated amplifier for Bone Vibrators and BC dedicated output, for a greater saving in terms of cost and space, and for a test without interruptions
 Tuning Curve and AR(%), indispensable in the vestibular diagnostic applications

  • non invasive ECochG
  • non invasive ECochG

Highlights

EASY AND NON-INVASIVE ELECTROCOCHLEOGRAPHY

With SOCRATES you can perform an important test as the electrocochleography so fastly, accurately and non-invasively, thanks to the quality of the processing algorithms and the use of the supplied TM Wick electrode, by Prof. D. Lilly, with the following advantages:
  Ability to perform the test in outpatient, without the need of patient sedation
  Precision and accuracy of the TM -Wick electrode, compared to other non-invasive methods, thanks to its ability to extract both the action potential           ( CAP ) and the summating potential ( SP ),as well as the CM potential, clear and repeatable 
  Automatic calculation of the SP / AP ratio ( % ) 

  • E-ABR for cochlear implants
  • ABR

Highlights

FOLLOW-UP FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

SOCRATES assists the ENT doctor before, during and after the introduction of a cochlear implant:
— Before, by preliminary using non-invasive ECochG test
— During, by facial nerve monitoring, as the surgeon will rely on an integrated and progressive alarm light and sound
— After, thanks to the reliability of the electric ABR ( E - ABR ) compatible with all major types of cochlear implant on the market

  • ABR

Highlights

FAST, RELIABLE AND ACCURATE ASSR

SOCRATES provides the highest reliability in the estimation of ASSR potentials, ensuring:
— Up to 8 stimuli simultaneously
 Acquisition by two indipendent channels 
 Fast threshold thanks to the post-processing algorithms by Hedera 
 Predefined or customized stimulation parameters and test parameters

  • Stimulus setup SOCRATES for research

Highlights

SOCRATES FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

SOCRATES is the ideal solution both for clinical and scientific research , thanks to its "expert" interface , which allows :
  A total programming of the stimulation parameters, stimuli, both classics such as Click, Tone Burst, Tone pips, and arbitrary
  Programmability of all the test parameters , such as analog, digital and mathematical filtering or the variable gain
  Automatic normatives, to organize intuitively studies dedicated to various diseases, compared with physiological data 

Helix: The Software

HELIX includes the module to efficiently perform tests by using SOCRATES.
It ensures the full professional management of medical records, into a single, user-friendly software solution. 
HELIX allows to visualize and exploit the advantages of the whole patient clinical history, to be archived into a single computer, or shared with several operative locations, by the HELIXNET licence.

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specifications

preamp interface
power led
notch filter led
power supply
USB Port
trigger IN/OUT
digital IN/OUT
signal IN/OUT
AC (R/L)
Dedicated BC
bio-feedback led
Impedance Control Led