Hole Poke Activity Meter
Features / SpecificationsEach sensor pair equipped with 16 IR beams, 1" (25.4 mm) apart provide high resolution for differentiation between ambulatory and non-ambulatory movements for both rats and mice.
Economical! Each single pair of sensors can monitor 1 cage with 16 IR beams or 2 smaller cages with 8 IR beams.
Ability to monitor small, as well as large, animal cages (up to 1 m x 1 m).
Sensors can be positioned side by side for creating longer sensors (32 or 48 IR beams), one above another to separately measure horizontal and vertical activity or in X-Y configuration.
"Daisy Chain" connections minimize cables and make it ideal for large multiple cage systems.
RS-232 communication with computer provides convenient interface to computer. Software computes animal activity and animal position within the cage.
Each sensor functions as both emitter and receiver.
Each sensor is equipped with its own microcomputer for scanning IR beams and communication with computer.
Double modulation of IR beams and use of infrared filters provide high sensitivity and immunity to ambient light interference.
Ordering InformationMouse Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System Examples (17.5" x 17.5" Arena)
0170-HPM1 Mouse Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 1 animal
0170-HPM2 Mouse Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 2 animals
0170-HPM4 Mouse Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 4 animals
0170-HPM8 Mouse Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 8 animals
Rat Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System Examples (17.5" x 17.5" Arena)
0170-HPR1 Rat Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 1 animal
0170-HPR2 Rat Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 2 animals
0170-HPR4 Rat Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 4 animals
0170-HPR8 Rat Hole-Poke/Opto-Varimex-4 System for 8 animals