TopoBelt for large animals

linear treadmill for rats

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 TopoBelt large is a linear treadmill designed for larger rodents such as rats or other animals. 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
  • Customs stands
  • Replacement belts
  • Locking brake system
Overall dimensions
Length 48 cm
Width (wheels) 15.4 cm
Width (gliding plate) 15 cm
Lenght (gliding plate) 25 cm
Belt
Length 100 cm
Width 15 cm
Wheels
Diameter 4.5 cm
Axis to axis 43 cm (adjustable)