Introduction: Low Level Laser for Erectile Dysfunction
The two biggest problems men are normally concerned about are ED (erectile dysfunction) and hair loss. Lasers have been shown to greatly address the hair loss issue and I have four patents in that area of expertise. There has been a recent clinical study showing that low level laser can also address ED by stimulating the nerve and increasing blood flow, which is effective the same as might be achieved by the current prescriptions available today. The clinical study can be found at http://www.laserstrong.com/clinical.html
Like was done in the hair loss industry, why not give a guy the opportunity to make a simple device on their own, inexpensively, to test for themselves? Well, here it is.
The study uses 808nm 150mw lasers which are infrared. I have provided links to those lasers if you wish to try them. However, I suggest that you use 635nm 5mw lasers which are the same as used in most LLLT products today and are known to have the same stimulative effects.
For a total expense of about $54 USD and a bit of your time, its an inexpensive attempt at a solution based on clinical science. I know many people who have tried this type of device, using the hair growth lasers as a basis, with results.
So lets get started!
Step 1: Parts You Will Need
This is pretty simple.
1) An athletic cup which can be purchased at any sporting goods department for about $8. The pre-drilled air holes are very useful in the construction.
2) Three 8x13mm 635nm 5mw lasers which can be found at http://www.aixiz.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/23_34/products_id/87
3) One 3.2VDC power supply which can be found at http://www.aixiz.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/51/products_id/219
Step 2: Prepare the Lasers
We want to have a dispersed, or non-collimated (not a spot) beam. This is what we use for hair restoration lasers and is also part of two of my patents. By removing the cap and spring, the laser will shine in a rectangular pattern on the target area.
Step 3: Mount the Lasers
The three 8x13mm lasers should mount easily into the existing air holes. If not, you may have to drill them out if they do not exist.
Note that I am only using three lasers in this model, there is nothing that says you cannot use more, I am just being lazy and using the three air holes that already exist.
Secure the lasers into the air holes but don't set them to tight, you will need to adjust them later.
Step 4: Wire the Lasers
Now that the lasers are installed, connect all the "red to red" and "black to black". This is what we call a "parallel" connection.
Step 5: Connect to the Power Supply
Connect the red wires to the red clip and the black to the black, real easy to do!
Step 6: Test and Align
Plug in the power adapter, all three lasers should be working. Since these are a non-collimated beam, they are completely safe but don't look at them through a magnifying glass.
Gently twist the lasers until all three are running parallel to each other from the top to the bottom of the device. It will be obvious, trust me on this.
Step 7: Finished!
The device is done and it is ready to use! The suggested protocol is for 20 minutes 2-3 times a week but remember this is a just a test based on known laser science and some recent clinical results. The Danger sticker is really misleading here, there is no risk of any injury with a class 1 laser device (unless you throw it at someone)!