Tail-Flick Analgesia Meter
Tail-flick detection may be done either through use of the on/off foot-switch control or by using the automatic detection circuitry. Both of these methods leave the user's hands free to handle the animal. The animal is generally restrained and its tail is placed on a sensing groove on top of the instrument.
Activation of an intense light beam to the tail through opening the shutter results in a discomfort at some point when the animal will flick its tail out of the beam. In the manual mode, the foot-switch is released. In the automatic mode the photo detector detects the tail motion, causing the clock to stop and the shutter to close. The total time elapsed between shutter opening and animal's reaction is displayed on an easily read display located on the front panel. Data may be collected via USB or the RS-232 port by any PC computer.
Features / SpecificationsAutomatic or manual detection of tail-flick response
Foot-switch controlled shutter for manual operation
Front panel LED timer display is accurate to 0.1 second
Timer Resolution: 0.1 seconds
Dimension of testing area: 19" x 13" (48cm x 33cm)
Number of lamp intensity settings: 25
Ordering Information1430 Analgesia Tail-Flick Apparatus with USB/RS-232 Output Option
1431 Analgesia Tail-Flick Replacement Bulb