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Collect real-time telemetry data during your next study for parallel assessment of behavior and physiology

Why Measure Physiology During Behavioral Research?
Telemetric recording is considered the gold standard in animal physiology research because of its ability to collect data in free-roaming, unstressed and unanesthetized models. Thanks to the freedom telemetry provides, behavioral researchers achieve a combined evaluation of physiology and behavior for a complete and comprehensive preclinical assessment. Investigating the relationship between physiological and behavioral data can lead to a better understanding of your research results through interactions or responses illustrated by synchronized data.

All behavioral solutions below allow for synchronized data between the telemetry and behavioral products. 



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TREADMILL and TELEMETRY

Forced exercise using treadmills is commonly done to assess acute and chronic adaptation to exercise in particular genetic models and/or disease states. The treadmills can also be used to investigate physical exhaustion as well as to assess motor and locomotion post-recovery from injuries. Treadmill events, such as foot shock, can be acquired by DSI’s Ponemah software via the Signal Interface solution for synchronized recording of physiologic signals from implantable telemetry. This set-up can be used in combination with the OxyletPro gas analyser, air flow unit and Metabolism software for the concomitant evaluation of respiratory metabolism (V02max).


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Real-time blood pressure, electrocardiogram and integrated video in Ponemah

COMBINATION BENEFITS
Studies are enhanced by integrating telemetry to measure cardiovascular endpoints, leading to a better understanding of the full response on the cardiovascular system, making it possible to observe in real time the physiological changes related with respiratory metabolism and performance during exercise.

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FUNCTIONS & PARAMETERS
  • Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG
  • EEG, EMG, Sleep
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Blood Glucose
  • Body Temperature
  • Activity
  • Distance, Speed
  • Foot Shock Counts
  • Respiratory Metabolism (VO2max)
  
APPLICATIONS
  • Forced Exercise
  • Fatigue & Exhaustion
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle Performance


ACTIVITY WHEEL AND TELEMETRY

The rodent Activity Wheel represents a very simple and clever way to register animal physical activity in its home cage environment. The use of this high throughput tool is particularly relevant for research involving  circadian rhythms, phenotyping and drug testing. Typically, the time and distance run on a voluntary running wheel are monitored over several days or weeks to determine whether a particular  substance or experimental manipulation has an effect on exercise behaviour. Running wheel events may be acquired by DSI’s Ponemah software via the Signal Interface solution for synchronized recording with physiological signals, such as activity/sleeping events, body temperature, heart rate, etc. Simply add a light sensor to correlate circadian rhythm with day/night light cycles.

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Coulbourn running wheel, Telemetry and Signal Interface with light sensor

COMBINATION BENEFITS
Combining telemetry with activity wheels paradigms allow the parallel and complementary assessment of the animal physiological changes occurring during experimental tasks based on the evaluation of the animal circadian rhythms. 

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Click here to learn more about Coulbourn Running Wheels

  
FUNCTIONS & PARAMETERS
  • Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG
  • EEG, EMG, Sleep
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Body Temperature
  • Activity
  • Activity Wheels Rotation as a Unit of Time
  
APPLICATIONS
  • Phenotyping
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Voluntary Exercise
  • Sleep Studies


PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS AND TELEMETRY

Forced immobilization is commonly used as a model of stress in small laboratory animals, especially for  inducing psychological stress mimicking human situation in small enclosure (claustrophobia). Stress may lead to various pathophysiological and biochemical changes. The use of animal models of stress is particularly  useful in deciphering the mechanisms involved in the adaptation to stress as well as in the development of the related pathologies/diseases (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcer, etc.).

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IMMO Board and Restrainer  with Telemetry Receiver 

COMBINATION BENEFITS
Combining telemetry with forced immobilization paradigms can provide real-time cardiovascular, temperature and/or glucose data that will show the physiological effects of psychological stress; helping to confirm a proper stress model for subsequent fear conditioning studies. 

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Click here to learn more about Panlab behavioral products

  
FUNCTIONS & PARAMETERS
  • Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG
  • EEG, EMG, Sleep
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Body Temperature
  • Immobilization
  • Emotional Stress I
  
APPLICATIONS
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear


VIDEO TRACKING AND TELEMETRY

The Ponemah & Noldus Media Recorder combined solution allows you to match your physiologic data with your video to provide greater insights and understanding into your results. Use it to verify physiologic events, associate behavioral changes to your physiologic data, or help determine the cause of artifacts in multiple research areas.

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View physiologic and video data together in one application

COMBINATION BENEFITS
Investigating the relationship between physiological and behavioral data can lead to a better understanding of your research results through interactions or responses illustrated by synchronized data.

  • Synchronize up to eight video cameras with physiologic signals for better interpretation of your data.
  • Acquire high quality video recordings in synchrony with Ponemah, or independently.
  • Effortlessly view, browse, and synchronize data using sophisticated graphic and numeric displays.
  • For CNS studies, bring your synchronized video and physiologic data into DSI’s NeuroScore software for further analysis.
Click here to learn more about DSI small animal telemetry
Click here to learn more about Noldus Animal Behavior products 

  
FUNCTIONS & PARAMETERS
  • Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG
  • EEG, EMG, Sleep
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Body Temperature
  • Heat Maps 
  • Activity Detection
  • Event Logging
  
APPLICATIONS
  • Seizure
  • Sleep
  • Behavioral Research
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Movement Disorders


Looking to learn about combining more research tools for your next study?
Visit our combined applications page