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.
Coulbourn running wheel, Telemetry and Signal Interface with light sensor