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The Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Infrared (IR) Actimeter allows the study of spontaneous locomotor activity, rearings and optionally hole-board test parameters for exploration in rodents. A reliable system for easy and rapid drug screening and phenotype characterization in both day and night lighting conditions.
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760003 Enhanced Tracking Software - Up to 32 Frames

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• Control up to 32 frames
• Provides integrated data (spatial position, pattern of displacement, rearings)
• User-adjustable thresholds for classifying activity into fast, slow and resting movements
• Allows track re-analysis with an unlimited number of user-defined zones
• Enables re-playing experiment using different threshold for movement speed definition
• Can be installed in as many computers as may be required for track analysis

Parameters Measured
• Traveled distance (and % ) into user-defined zones
• Maximum, minimum and mean speed
• Time (and %) moving fast, slow and resting
• Permanence time (and %) into user-defined zones
• Number of entrances into user-defined zones
• Number and mean duration of rearings
• Number of clockwise and counter-clockwise turns
• Track history analysis

The Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Infrared (IR) Actimeter allows the study of spontaneous locomotor activity, rearings and optionally hole-board test parameters for exploration in rodents. A reliable system for easy and rapid drug screening and phenotype characterization in both day and night lighting conditions.

The system is basically composed by a two dimensional (X and Y axes) square frame, a frame support and a control unit. Each frame counts with 16 x 16 infrared beams for optimal subject detection.

The system is completely modular: each frame may be used for evaluation of general activity (one or more animals), locomotor, stereotypic movements, rearings or exploration (nose-spoke detection in the hole-board option). The infrared photocell system can be set with up to 15 levels of sensitivity in order to adapt the frames to the typology of the animal (rats, mice). It can also be set to ignore the beams that are obstructed by objects (e.g. the walls/corners of the home cage).

The frames can be controlled by independent units or directly through SeDaCom computer Software, which allows easy exporation of data (through RS-232 serial port) in a format compatible with Excel™. Optionally, the ActiTrack software option may be used to analyze animal trajectories (distance, speed, permanence time in selected zones) and then provide additional complementary data to those obtained using the control units.

IR Actimeter for Locomotor Activity and Exploration

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Menendez J et al. (2006) Suppression of Parkin enhances nigrostriatal and motor neuron lesion in mice over-expressing human-mutated tau protein. Human Molecular Genetics. 15(13): 2045-2058. (mouse, Spain)
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Computer Requirements1.5 GHz Processor or higher, 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended)
System RequirementsWindows 98, 2000, or XP Compatible Operating System
Catalog PagesG12
Maximum Frames ControlledUp to 32 IR Frames

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