SpeedBelt

SpeedBelt

Behavioural neuroscience benefits tremendously from the ability to study awake animals which are able to move naturally. In general, linear treadmills require relatively little effort in animal training yet open wide possibilities in combination with additional methods such as virtual reality or external stimuli.

The PhenoSys SpeedBelt is a linear treadmill designed for stand-alone applications or for the integration with our JetBall virtual reality systems. It is particularly compact to allow the easy combination with electrophysiology, advanced imaging as well as optogenetic methods.

  • Compact design for flexible integration
  • Effortless motion by low friction support and ball bearings
  • Solid ground for the animal
  • Reliable optical motion sensor with USB output
  • Analog speed output (BNC 0-5V)
  • Easily changeable belt (consumable)
  • Adjustable height, tilt, and belt tension
  • Voluntary running behavior
  • Behavioral tasks employing navigation, cognition, learning, or memory
  • Coupling with virtual reality for the study of brain functions
  • Habituation and training for PhenoSys JetBall experiments
  • Customs stands
  • Replacement belts
  • Add-on to JetBall
    Virtual Reality Systems
  • Extended version for topographic markers
  • Zero-point sensor
  • Dual-screen virtual reality
  • Reward systems and electronic stopper

Stand-alone linear treadmill

PhenoSys SpeedBelt mounted on JetBall base (ball removed)

Overall dimensions
Length 28 cm
Width (wheels) 8 cm
Width (gliding plate) 8 cm
min Height 5.5 cm
max Height (untilted) 8 cm
Belt
Lenght 60 cm
Width 7.5 cm
Wheels
Diameter 4.5 cm
Axis to Axis 23 cm (adjustable)
Baseplate
Lenght 15 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 12.7 cm
Taps M6 3X7