Locomotion tracking upgrade

Locomotion tracking upgrade facilitates integration of high-precision imaging or recording with behavioral research.  The device monitors mouse’s position and trajectory of movement, and enables automatic stimuli triggering during closed-loop experiments. (Software included in the price). Must-have for behavior!

From 7,506 USD

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Nowadays we have apps that keep track of our children and other family members, because locomotion patterns give so much valuable information about objects of observation! Besides that: knowing these patterns helps to encourage desirable and discourage undesirable behaviors. Why not use the same approach with test animals?

Ready to upgrade your Mobile HomeCage device with locomotion tracking?

Our tracking devices are built into the air dispenser – they don’t take extra space in the experimental set-up. More than that, the magnetic tracking is fast and precise. The magnetometer’s “vision”, unlike that of a camera, is not obstructed by other objects such as manipulators, and it “sees” equally well in dark and in light conditions.

Main benefits

  • Additional readout for behavioral research;
  • Live monitoring of mouse’s position and trajectory of movement;
  • Operant conditioning via automatic stimuli delivery (including liquid reward or air puff) during closed-loop experiments;
  • Continuous data streaming for online and offline analysis.

Features

  • High speed: 80 fps (standard size Mobile HomeCage, Airlift); 100 fps (Mobile HomeCage Large, AirLift Large);
  • Precision: <1 mm spatial resolution;
  • Tracking is not affected by ambient light;
  • Tracking device is hidden in the air dispenser and does not require extra space in the set-up;
  • Automation of liquid reward and air puff delivery;
  • Open source software.

Compatibility

Tracking upgrades are compatible with the Mobile HomeCage V5 (Airlift V4) and Mobile HomeCage Large V3 (AirLift Large V1). Hardware installation takes less than 15 minutes.

If you have an older version of the Mobile HomeCage or the Mobile HomeCage Large, we shall replace the air dispenser free of charge. Because we want you to use tracking and take full advantage of your Mobile HomeCage device.

Questions? Send us an email at mhc-support@neurotar.com or contact us on chat.