Foot Misplacement Apparatus
Counting missteps is done automatically by detecting the change of resistance between the ladder and the metal plate. Each time the animal misses one of the rungs of the ladder and touches the metal plate below; a very small electric current is detected, amplified, and counted by a separate computerized counter. The animal is not aware of this current, as it is far below the threshold of the animal's sensitivity. This apparatus allows for measurement of sensorimotor recovery following brain or spinal cord injury.
Ordering Information1028SSX Horizontal Ladder Beam for Singel Species
X: r = Rats m = Mice
1028DS Horzontal Ladder Beam, Dual Species (Rats and Mice)
1028SDS Foot Misplacement Apparatus Shocker and Detection System
1028S Foot Misplacement Apparatus Computer Interface (MCI-4)
1028CSRM Complete System for Rats and Mice