Our History

Invented by MIT and NASA engineer Dr. Saul Liss in the 1980’s, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® was originally called the Liss Cranial Stimulator and was manufactured by MEDI, Inc. The device received FDA clearance in 1991 for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, depression and pain.

In 2001, renowned addictionologist Martin Wallace, PhD, CCN, CAd, was unable to find any means of coping with the depression that brought him to a standstill in the aftermath of eight hours spent trapped in a building at Ground Zero on 9/11. In 2002 he discovered the Liss Cranial Stimulator and used it to successfully treat his depression.

Dr. Wallace later met Charles Fisher, a serial entrepreneur and the son of radio pioneer Avery Fisher, at a business conference in 2003. Mr. Fisher was impressed by the Stimulator’s lack of side effects and its ability to stimulate the brain’s production of key neurochemicals. After Dr. Liss passed away in June, 2006 at the age of 84, Mr. Fisher and Dr. Wallace purchased the patents to the device and renamed it the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®.

Since 2007, Fisher Wallace Laboratories has exponentially grown distribution in the United States and abroad and assembled a world-class medical advisory board that includes many of the nation’s top psychiatrists.

For more than two decades, renowned institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Columbia University Medical School and the Family Bipolar Center at Beth Israel Hospital have conducted and published definitive research on our device. Today the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is considered one of the safest and most effective non-drug treatment options for insomnia, anxiety, depression and pain.


Fisher Wallace founding executives Kelly Roman and Charles Fisher flank Medal of Honor recipient SFC Petry.

A Message From Our President

It has been extremely satisfying to build Fisher Wallace Laboratories into a respected, industry-leading medical device company. Our device, invented by NASA engineer Saul Liss, has enabled tens of thousands of customers to successfully treat their chronic insomnia, depression, anxiety and pain. I receive emails expressing thanks on a daily basis from patients who were frustrated by more traditional therapy options before finding relief using our device.

Our patented technology is helping drive a new movement in healthcare that embraces effective alternatives to drugs. Scientific research on our device, robust for over 20 years, is ongoing, with double blinded, placebo-controlled studies underway at Harvard Medical School and other top institutions.  Doctors at the finest hospitals in America and Canada now recommend the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to patients who are seeking an alternative, and for those patients who require drugs, our device is being used as a safe adjunct therapy.

We hope you have success with our device and experience improvements in both mood and sleep which a majority of our customers have experienced. If you have any questions or concerns, please chat with us online, call us or email us – we’re here to help and want you to be completely satisfied with our product.


Charles Avery Fisher
President and Founder

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