The new and improved Quattro 2.5
Roscoe Medical has introduced the Quattro 2.5, a clinical electrotherapy device that marks a significant improvement over the preceding model. While still retaining the characteristics that have made the Quattro 2 a favorite among patients and practitioners alike, the 2.5 comes with new features that were requested by users themselves, such as improved manual and presets, Stim On/Off feature, and additional timer. Though the earlier model was by no means a prototype, it’s clear that there are no better testers than customers.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Quattro 2.5 included the following specifications:
- Four electrical stimulation output channels.
- Large LCD display with exact dial performance and programmable timer.
- TENS, EMS, 2-Pole Interferential, 4-Pole Interferential and Russian Stimulation waveforms.
- 50 presets (10 per waveform).
- User-defined memory positions.
- Designed for tabletop, therapy cart or mobile user.
- 8 sets of electrodes, 8 sets of rubber electrode w/sponges, 8 straps, 4 sets of lead wires, and user manual.
- Maximum treatment time of 60 minutes on all waveforms.
- Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 8 inch.
- Weight: 6.7 lbs.
- Two year warranty.
In addition to all the above, the folks at Roscoe have outdone themselves by endowing the Quattro 2.5 with three new features that users had been clamoring for:
- Improved manual and presets. The Quattro 2.5 manual includes a series of tables with the default parameters for the 10 preset programs for each waveform. The beauty of it is that these protocols apply to specific symptoms such as acute and chronic pain, acute edema, sciatic nerve pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, and many more. At the same time, the parameters are flexible enough that they can be manually set to suit an individual patient’s needs.
- Stim On/Off feature. When using the Russian Stimulation waveform, a ‘STIM’ icon will appear on the LCD display to indicate that there is intensity output, something which was previously missing.
- Two timers. The manufacturers of the Quattro have added a second timer that enables users to set treatment times for two simultaneous patients.
The Quattro 2.5 proves two things; that there is always room for improvement and that the client is always right. Now it’s up to customers to enjoy the new and improved Quattro 2.5 while at the same time figuring it out how the manufacturers can make it even better the next time around. As they say, ask and you shall receive.