Apparatus for Inhibiting Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) in Patients

An improved apparatus for inhibiting self-injurious behavior (SIB) in patients includes a stimulus module for generating and applying an aversive electrical stimulation to the patient's skin and a sensor module and/or remote actuator for actuating the stimulus module in response to a patient's self-injurious behavior. The apparatus uses a near-field magnetic link to transmit a coded signal from a sensor module or from a remote actuator to the stimulus module worn on the patient. The stimulus module uses a unique flyback circuit design, and the electrical stimulation is tuned to achieve a maximum physiological response with minimal power drain.

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