Watch Tara turn Anthony and Alex into puppets using a hacked TENS unit!

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SAFETY NOTE: keep the electrode pairs on the same side of the body, never crossing the body/heart.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses.

Luigi Galvani
Luigi Galvani (1791) provided the first scientific evidence that current can activate muscle.

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