[esnr] AW: Re: Standardised Equipment

  • From: "Ralph Warnke" <ralph.warnke@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:58:04 +0200

Dear all,

I'm always surprised to see how many serious clinicians and researchers
are willing to buy and use equipment that is not fully developed, tested
or certified... This baffles me no end! Why are biofeedback or
neurofeedback clinicians willing to use beta equipment or software that
is labelled as "not for clinical purposes" for their treatments? To be
slightly provocative: Should we start worrying about surgeons buying
their scalpels at garage sales or at a Sellers two-for-one deal?

My point is: RELIABILITY of Equipment with really good and fast support
by a strong and capable dealer network, training courses accredited by
national and/or international societies should also be a major factor in
the "general expectation" towards systems and their manufacturers. We
all know that in the daily use of equipment all is fine - until we
stumble accross a possible hard- or software problem or something that
we just need for our work that is not there but could be.

Maybe we can come up with a list of expectations from the USER end like
the aspect stated above. If you use a "user perspective" independent
from any given equipment, we should be able to come up with parameters
that REALLY count in product evaluation and then even provide a rated
list open to the public that makes the possible recommandation process
from SAN   T R A N S P A R E N T    to others to protect us from any
complaints we would be favoring particular systems for reasons other
than objective parameters.

To get us started:
- Durability of equipment
- Eperience of manufacturer in the field (in years)
- Reliability of system (Hardware)
- Reliability of system (Software)
- Easy to use (user friendliness)
- Broad scale of adjustability (system adaptable to specific uses)
- Size of equipment
- portable equipment
- CE/EMV standards achieved / not achieved
- compatibility with other existing systems / software solutions / data
bases etc.
- ...

Best regards
Mit herzlichen Grüßen
aus der Wedemark
(Ralph Warnke)
MediTECH Electronic GmbH
Langer Acker 7
D-30900 Wedemark
Telefon: 05130 - 97778-0
Telefax: 05130 - 97778-22

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: esnr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:esnr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im
Auftrag von Lesley Parkinson
Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. Oktober 2004 23:36
An: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [esnr] Re: Standardised Equipment

Good idea, Marco.

>From: Marco Congedo <loretabiofeedback@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [esnr] Re: Standardised Equipment
>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 03:38:28 -0700 (PDT)
>I would reccomend...to create a committee for investigation of hardware

>software equipments. This committee should come out with
>based on quality/price ratio criteria and willingness of the company to

>support SAN. To minimize simpathy, commercial interests and such
>factors, the committee could be fairly large and heterogeneous.
>Foksfam@xxxxxxx wrote:
>Marco - In theory I very much like the idea of standardised equipment.
>What would you recommend..?
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