Whole Body Plethysmography (WBP) Platform Improvements
FinePointe v2.9 has restored the ability to perform metabolism studies, using the ADI Gas Analyzer. By combining respiratory gasses with ventilation data acquired within the WBP platform, you can obtain VO2, VCO2, RER, MR and RQ endpoints for multiple subjects in an automated manner.
If you are looking to compare existing cough analysis or seeking simpler cough and breath spike counting, FinePointe v2.9 offers a simple counter to run in parallel during acquisition. Specify a minimum and maximum threshold, and FinePointe will count each event that includes a peak falling above the minimum and below the max.
Add live video feed to accompany FinePointe respiratory signals and analysis. Up to 8 unique cameras can be associated with 8 sites of WBP, Inhalation Tower, and Non-Invasive Airway Mechanics (NAM). Interfacing with Panlab’s Record-It software, video can be viewed in real-time or as playback in FinePointe Review.
Bias Flow Alarms
FinePointe v2.9 includes a critical safety feature to alert you when bias flow conditions within the chamber are outside of user specified error band. This updated alarm setting now monitors for potentially catastrophic events, such as disconnected tubing. By monitoring bias flow on the box flow signal (chamber), any event effecting fresh air supply to the animal is observed and instantly reported.