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.
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.
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
Plate with RFID-sensors for tracking the tagged animals.
Easy to clean.
Plate with RFID-sensors and home cage without bedding.
Plate with RFID-sensors and home cage with bedding.
Complete setup with boxed-up sensor array and type IV cage.
The sensor plate placed underneath a cage detects individuals and tracks them 24/7.
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