The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent to the design of Rhythmlink International's new electrode deployment device.

Rhythmlink refers to the electrode deployment device more commonly as the slider electrode, which is cited as the ‘Electrode for Use with a Template Cap.’

Rhythmlink International CEO and co-inventor Shawn Regan said that once embedded into an electrode cap the slider electrode is an ingenious way for any medical professional to safely and accurately deploy subdermal needles into the scalp without having to worry about skin preparation and high impedances.

"The ease of use and efficacy of needle electrodes are key in recording continuous EEG to monitor for seizures and other brain trauma especially in emergency and battlefield environments," Regan added.

Commenting on the project, Rhythmlink product engineer Daniel Smith said that the slider electrode project presented an unique set of requirements which were overcome by utilizing cutting edge rapid manufacturing techniques and designs.

"These tools allowed the team to focus on functionality while being able to test the design in real life scenarios," Smith added.

Rhythmlink International designs, produces and markets accessories for intraoperative neuromonitoring, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, polysomnography, long-term monitoring epilepsy and critical care units.