MultiMouseMonitor

Activity and movement are fundamental diagnostic parameters of animal behavior. However, measuring long-term individual movement within groups was not possible until recently. Our MultiMouseMonitor provides accurate individual movement data in a fully automated way. This is a unique solution for the 24/7 long-term tracking and surveillance of individual animals living in groups which requires no operator attention.

The sensor plate placed underneath a cage detects individuals and tracks them as they move through the cage. Automated and long-term assessment of individual activity is made possible without having to place individuals in separate cages. The MultiMouseMonitor utilizes advanced RFID technology. See how it works in a video.

  • Based on RFID technology
  • 24/7, fully automated
  • Our powerful AnalyticsM software calculates activity indices, spatial preferences, and roaming entropies.
  • Two sizes are available: MultiMouseMonitor with 8 reader grid for Type III cages and MultiMouseMonitorXT with 20 reader grid for Type IV cages.

RFID technology

The MultiMouseMonitor is based on Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology identifying and tracking an individual within a group of animals. All animals have to carry subcutaneous transponders. These transponders can be reused and are maintenance-free.

  • Measurement of individual locomotor activity and distances.
  • Ideal for rat and mouse models of hyperactivity, movement disorders (i.e. ADHD, Parkinson’s), neuropathic pain, and arthritis
  • Determination of individual spatial preferences within a group cage.
  • Application Note

Two sizes are available: MultiMouseMonitor with 8 reader grid for Type III cages and MultiMouseMonitorXT with 20 reader grid for Type IV cages.

Type III cage (for mice): 382 x 220 mm

Type IV cage (for mice or rats): 556 x 334 mm

MultiMouseMonitor with a plate of 8 transponder readers inside the box.

MultiMouseMonitor with Type III home cage.

MultiMouseMonitorXT for rats and type IV cage.

The transponder reader plate placed underneath the cage detects individuals and tracks them 24/7.

The powerful AnalyticsM software calculates activity indices, spatial preferences, and roaming entropies. You can export plots straight away for your publication without wasting time!

The MultiMouseMonitor is ideal for drug application studies and mouse mutant phenotyping.

Want to learn more? Contact us today to get a quote of the MultiMouseMonitor which combines the benefits of cutting-edge RFID technology with advanced data management!

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