We provide worldwide unique VR systems for combining animal behaviour with neuroscience. Our JetBall spherical treadmills allow a mouse or rat to navigate and perform behavioural tasks in a virtual space, while the brain can be examined with optogenetic, electrophysiological, or advanced imaging methods.
VR allows more flexible modifications of experimental environments and conditions than real mazes, e.g. hiding and switching landmarks automatically, teleporting of an animal to a new task or by using endless mazes.
We have spent years developing and refining our JetBall and other systems for mice and rats in cooperation with Berlin-based neuroscience groups. Utilize our experience for your own research to explore new horizons in neurobiology.
Benefits from our virtual environments:
The air-cushion supported spherical treadmill allows a restrained rodent to navigate in virtual space presented on a 270° TFT surround monitor with six 19”-sub-units.Read more
The air-cushion supported spherical treadmill allows a restrained rodent to navigate in virtual space presented through mirror reflections and warping/dewarping on a spherical 1.2m dome screen.Read more
The PhenoSys SpeedBelt is a linear treadmill designed for stand-alone applications or for the integration with our JetBall virtual reality systems.Read more
The PhenoSys TopoBelt is a linear treadmill designed for rats and similarly sized animals.Read more