We have two independent, flexible and fully functional setups:
Setup for mice
The state-of-the-art equipment is from DSI and the infrastructure allows recordings from 8 mice simultaneously. We have the following implants:
- HD-X11 that can obtain blood pressure, ECG, body temperature and physical activity
- ETA-F10 that can obtain ECG, body temperature and physical activity
The setup contains 8 dedicated antennas which receive the signal from the implants. Next, the data is sent to a desktop computer placed in an adjacent room where it is recorded in LabChart software.
Setup for rats
This setup is from Kaha Sciences. The advantage of this system is that in addition to recording physiological parameters continuously, the implants are also recharged during experiments. We have the following implants:
- TRM54PB that can obtain blood pressure, ECG and body temperature
- TRM54P that can obtain blood pressure and body temperature
The setup contains 8 smart pads that receive the signal from the implants, but also recharges the battery of the implant. The signal is converted to an analogue signal by the smart pad and we record this signal via a PowerLab using LabChart software.