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User Manual
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User Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction – The LaserTouchOne™....................................... 3
Device Features and Controls (Photo of device) ...................... 4
Product Contents.................................................................... 4
Laser Safety............................................................................. 4
Electrical Safety....................................................................... 5
Instructions for Using the LaserTouchOne™
Charging the Unit................................................................... 5
Holding the Device................................................................. 5
Treatment Steps.................................................................... 6-7
Areas to Avoid......................................................................... 8
Indications for Use.................................................................. 8
Contraindications.................................................................... 8
Warnings................................................................................ 9
Precautions.............................................................................10
Care and Maintenance...........................................................11
Warranty................................................................................12
Service....................................................................................12
More Questions?....................................................................13
Technical Specifications.........................................................14
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Glossary.................................................................................15
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Introduction –
The LaserTouchOne™ (OTC)
The LaserTouchOne™(OTC) (referred to further as simply
LTO) is a rechargeable hand-held pain therapy device. It
has a single diode laser for delivery of low level laser therapy,
referred to by some as a ‘cold laser’ or LLLT. The single laser
source is extremely low power (< 1mW) and in the Class IIa
regulatory classification for laser lights. It operates at the 670
nm wavelength. The second therapy delivered by the device is
a micro-current electrical stimulation, similar to devices that
are referred to as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators
(TENS), but at a much lower level. The device contains a
rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The combined therapies are activated with an on/off power
button. Treatment time is automatically set for two-minute
sessions. The electrical stimulation and the laser light therapies
are activated at the same time by pushing the on/off switch.
The pulse width (e.g. intensity) of the electrical stimulation is
variable and is controlled by you, the user. This is described in
the Treatment Steps on pages 6 and 7. It is recommended that
the intensity of the electrical stimulation be kept very low, so
that you barely feel it. The combination of low level laser and
micro-current electrical stimulation will facilitate pain relief.
This combination of therapies has been shown to be effective
at very low levels of stimulation, so setting the electrical
stimulation dial to a higher intensity is not necessary.
It is important that the cause of your pain be identified before
you start treating it with any device, including the LTO.
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Device Features and Controls
The following photograph shows the LTO device and the
electroconductive gel used for treatment. The steps for using
the device follow on page 6. If this is your first use, be sure the
device is fully charged prior to use.
Rechargeable
Power Cord Insert
Power
(On/Off) Button
Wheel to control
stimulation
Treatment End:
Laser Output in Center
Electrode Contacts on each side of laser
Product Contents
The shipping box should contain the following device
components:
• LaserTouchOne™ treatment unit
• Power cord for recharging the battery
• Tube of electroconductive gel
• Warranty card
• User Manual
Inspect contents to ensure there is no obvious damage to the
LTO treatment device or the gel tube.
Safety
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Laser Safety – Caution: Do not stare into the visible
light. Laser light is emitted from this device. Avoid extreme
exposure. Do not point the device at anyone’s eyes.
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Electrical Safety – Use care when plugging the power
cord into the wall outlet for recharging the LTO device.
See the picture below for the power charging unit which is
provided with the device. It is UL certified as safe for use
with this device.
Instructions For Use:
Charging the Unit
The device will need to be fully charged prior to the first use.
Plug the AC recharging power cord into the unit
and then into the wall socket. Charge for at least 12
hours before the first use. The unit will not operate
12
HOURS
unless the battery is charged. Do not keep the
device plugged into the charger when fully charged.
Recharge the device at least once every 3 weeks
whether you have used the device or not.
This is the charging unit which is supplied with
your device. Do not attempt to use another power
recharger – it may fail to recharge or can damage
your device.
Holding the Device
Generally, the LTO device is best held
as you would a pen, with the index
finger on top to operate the power (on/
off) button. This allows the middle
finger (right hand) or thumb (left hand)
to manipulate the electrical stimulation
(e-stim) wheel (or dial) to control the
pulse width (intensity). However, you
may find it is more comfortable to hold in another position.
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Treatment Steps:
Step 1: Adjust the E-Stim Wheel
Turn the dial (e-stim wheel)
on the side of the device
completely toward the minus (-)
sign (as shown by the arrow).
Step 2: Apply Gel
Apply a small amount of gel to
the area you wish to treat.
Step 3: Turn on the LaserTouchOne™
Push the on/off button on the LTO once.
Step 4: Apply the LaserTouchOne™
Use a paint-stroke or circular
motion to treat the painful
area. Adjust the dial toward the
positive (+) sign until you feel
a slight tingle. Remove your
finger from the dial leaving it at
that setting.
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NOTES REGARDING SETTING THE ELECTRICAL
STIMULATION INTENSITY:
• If you have limited or no skin sensitivity in the area you
plan to treat, test the intensity of the stimulation on a
sensitive area (such as between your thumb and first
finger, or on top of your hand) before starting treatment.
This will ensure that you do not turn the setting too high.
• Effective treatment can be achieved with only a
slight tingle sensation of the micro-current electrical
stimulation. Be sure to treat the area
of immediate pain and also surrounding areas that may
also be affected by the immediate area of pain.
Step 5: Continue For Up To Five
Treatment Sessions Per Day
Continue moving the unit in a paint-stroke or circular motion
in the desired area until the LTO and the red light turn off.
The unit will turn off automatically
after 2 minutes.
If you desire to stop the unit at any
point, simply push the power button
again. It is recommended that you start
with one or two 2-minute intervals for
a particular area of pain, and repeat this
up to five times throughout the day.
Usually, treatment with the LTO
requires little or no pressure to the area
being treated. However, in areas with a
lot of muscle or fat, a more firm application may be necessary,
although the pressure applied should not be painful.
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Areas to Avoid
Parts of the head, face and front of the neck:
CAROTID SINUS – The location
of the carotid sinus is illustrated in
this drawing. Care should be taken to
avoid the carotid sinus, as the electrical
stimulation may cause a muscle spasm.
THE EYE – Take particular care to
avoid treatment of and around the eye.
Avoid direct exposure of the laser light
to the eyeball.
Carotid Sinus
Remember – do not look into the laser light and
do not point the light at anyone’s eyes. You can tell
that the device is on by seeing the light from the side
through the plastic tip.
Indications for Use
The LaserTouchOne™ device combines a low level
laser and micro-current electrical stimulation.
This combination of low level light and electrical
stimulation provides symptomatic relief of chronic,
intractable pain, and is indicated for adjunctive
treatment of post-surgical and post-traumatic acute
pain and for adjunctive use in providing temporary
relief of minor chronic neck and shoulder pain of
musculoskeletal origin.
Contraindications
This device is contraindicated in patients with
cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators or other
implanted devices.
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Warnings
• Because the device contains a laser, do not shine it
directly into your eyes or look directly at the laser
light. Do not point the LTO device at your or
another person’s eyes.
• The safety of TENS devices on pregnant women has
not been established.
• The device should be applied only to normal, intact
clean skin. Note that the device may be applied
to bruised skin, although care should be taken to
reduce any pressure. Avoid use over open wounds or
swollen, infected or inflamed areas or skin eruptions.
Do not look
into the laser
light and do
not point
the light at
anyone’s eyes.
• Avoid use of the LTO device along the eye area, or
on the front or sides of the neck at the carotid artery
(shown at left).
• Avoid use of the LTO device over, or in the area of,
cancerous lesions.
• The device should not be used during the following
activities:
• bathing or showering
• sleeping
• driving or operating machinery
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Precautions
• If you have a suspected or diagnosed heart condition
(such as irregular heart beat, cardiac arryhthmia)
or epilepsy, you should consult with your physician
before using the LTO device to treat any pain
condition.
• The long-term effects of prolonged exposure to
non-thermal laser and electrical stimulation are
unknown.
• Electrical stimulation (TENS) is not known to be
effective in treating pain of central origin, including
headache.
• TENS devices are not a substitute for pain
medications and other pain management therapies.
• Since the effects of stimulation of the brain are
unknown, avoid use across the head.
• TENS devices have no curative value.
• TENS is a symptomatic treatment and, as such,
suppresses the sensation of pain that would
otherwise serve as a protective mechanism. This is
particularly important in the use following surgical
procedures.
• Keep the device out of the reach of children
• Some patients may experience skin irritation or
hypersensitivity to the electrical stimulation or the
electrical conductive medium (gel).
• Care should be taken by patients whose skin in areas
lack normal sensation.
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Care and Maintenance
Like any electronic product, the LTO requires proper
care and handling. The following is recommended:
• Do not disassemble the device. Do not try to remove
the clear cover at tip of unit.
• Do not drop the device or handle it roughly.
• Do not immerse the device in water or any liquid.
• Use the gel sparingly – only a small amount is
needed on the skin.
• After each treatment, wipe the treatment end of the
device clean of any gel with a slightly damp cloth.
• If using the device on more than one person,
carefully decontaminate the treatment end,
including the stainless steel electrodes with a moist
alcohol wipe.
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Warranty
The LaserTouchOne™ carries a 1-year warranty. If your
device should malfunction due to defective materials
and/or workmanship, it is fully guaranteed for one year
from the date of purchase, providing:
• the enclosed warranty card is mailed to Renewal
Technologies within 10 days of purchase;
• the LTO is returned for servicing to Renewal
Technologies;
• the LTO is not misused, altered, or serviced by any
person or entity other than Renewal Technologies;
• the electroconductive gel provided with the product is
the only type of gel to be used with the LTO device;
• the LTO is used according to these instructions and
in the manner intended.
Use of a different recharging unit or a different type of
electroconductive gel will void the 1-year warranty.
Service
If servicing is needed for your LTO please mail your
LTO and charger to Renewal Technologies:
Renewal Technologies, LLC
10446 N. 74th Street, Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Include the following information with your unit:
name, address for return, phone number, and e-mail
address. Renewal Technologies will contact you with
an estimate of cost to complete any repairs, if not under
warranty, and arrange for payment.
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More Questions?
Call or e-mail Renewal Technologies for
any additional information at 877-751-7665 or
info@renewaltechnologies.com.
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LaserTouchOne™ Specifications
Laser
LASER Type
Laser Diode
Wavelength
670nm +/- l0nm
Power
1.2mW
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation
Waveform, shape
Pulsed, rectangular
Maximum output
15V @ 500 ohm load
150V @ 10K ohm load
voltage
Maximum output
30 mA peak at 500 ohm
current
load
Pulse width
6 – 80 µsec
Frequency
45 Hz+/- 10%
Pulse period
22 mS
Maximum current
0.23 mA/cm2 average @
density
500 ohms
Maximum power
0.0034 W/cm2 average @
density
500 ohms
Maximum charge per 36 µJ @ 500 ohms or
pulse
2.4 µC @ 500 ohms
Power
Rechargeable Battery
Lithium Ion
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Glossary
ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT – Treatment used
together with the primary treatment. Its purpose is to
assist the primary treatment.
CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA – An abnormal rate of
muscle contractions in the heart.
CONTRAINDICATIONS – To make (a treatment or
procedure) inadvisable.
DIODE – An electrical device with two active
terminals, an anode and a cathode, through which
current passes more easily in one direction.
ELECTROCONDUCTIVE – Having the property or
capability of conducting electricity.
FDA – Food and Drug Administration.
INTRACTABLE PAIN– Pain that is hard to treat,
relieve, difficult to solve, alleviate, or cure.
LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy, often referred to as
Cold Laser.
OTC – Available without a prescription, “Over The
Counter.”
TENS – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators.
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