A magnetic stimulator (11), which may be used as a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device, and a method for its use are disclosed. The stimulator comprises a frame and an electrically conductive coil having a partially toroidal or ovate base (12) and an outwardly projecting extension portion (14). The frame may be a flexible or malleable material and may be n on- conductive. The electrically conductive coil may comprise one or more windin gs of electrically conductive material (such as a wire) coupled to the frame. T he coil is electrically connected to a power supply. The device (11) may be pla ce adjacent to or in contact with the body of a subject, such as on the head (100) of a subject. The device may be used on humans for treating certain physiological conditions, such as cardiovascular or neurophysiological conditions, or for studying the physiology of the body. This device is usefu l in studying or treating neurophysiological conditions associated with the de ep regions of the brain, such as drug addiction and depression.
|IPC||A61N 2/ 04 A I|
|State||Published - 25 Apr 2002|