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INFRARED ACTIVITY MONITOR (CEILING MOUNT)
INFRARED ACTIVITY MONITOR (CEILING MOUNT)
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The H24-61 Ceiling Mount Activity Monitor utilizes infrared technology for precise tracking of your test subjects. This monitor readily mounts on top of all of our test cages using a standardized ceiling hole array. The wide field of view will detect animals while rearing or leaning on a wall. It can see both rats and mice in this posture and senses movement at any elevation in the cage. An optional drop-ceiling kit is available (H24-61-MC) for increasing the sensitivity on smaller or mouse-sized cages. For flexibility in defining the response for program control and data acquisition purposes, a selector switch permits the user to choose either of two output modes. You may choose movement units (brief pulses representing the minimum resolution of detection), or movement episodes (a continuous output for the entire duration that movement units occur with inter-event intervals of less than 400 milliseconds more info
USB CAMERA - INCLUDES CAMERA, LENS, MOUNTING BRACKET, AND USB CABLE
USB CAMERA - INCLUDES CAMERA, LENS, MOUNTING BRACKET, AND USB CABLE
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The ACT-VP-02 includes a USB camera, camera lens, USB cable, mounting bracket and hardware, everything you will need for any of the Video Based systems. more info
CONTACT SENSOR
CONTACT SENSOR
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The Contact Sensor is an electronic switch that senses the passage of a very low current through the subject.  The current level is less than 5 microamps and is well below sensation threshold.  The standard response connector on the unit connects to any switch input on the ECB just as do levers, photo cell sensors, pecking keys, etc.

The sensing leads may be connected to any two conducting parts of the environment.  When the subject touches both, completing the circuit, the switch reports the response.  This device may used to sense animal contact with novel stimulus devices mounted on a module panel.

Note: The contact sensor is not the optimal method for sensing contact with a drink tube.  A photocell sensor with the Optical Lickometer (H24-01M or H24-01R) is recommended.  When the subject makes contact with the lick tube, a meniscus bridge is formed between the tube and the subject.  The contact sensor will detect a single "lick".  The Optical Lickometer will detect the movement of the subject's tongue providing a record of the number of licks.  The Optical Lickometer also eliminates the problem of disengaging the Contact Sensor in a Vogel Procedure.  Since there is no electrical contact between the photo cells and the lick tube, shock can be delivered directly through the lick tube.
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MOUSE CAGE CEILING KIT FOR INFRARED ACTIVITY MONITOR
MOUSE CAGE CEILING KIT FOR INFRARED ACTIVITY MONITOR
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The H24-61 Ceiling Mount Activity Monitor utilizes infrared technology for precise tracking of your test subjects. This monitor readily mounts on top of all of our test cages using a standardized ceiling hole array. The wide field of view will detect animals while rearing or leaning on a wall. It can see both rats and mice in this posture and senses movement at any elevation in the cage. An optional drop-ceiling kit is available (H24-61-MC) for increasing the sensitivity on smaller or mouse-sized cages. For flexibility in defining the response for program control and data acquisition purposes, a selector switch permits the user to choose either of two output modes. You may choose movement units (brief pulses representing the minimum resolution of detection), or movement episodes (a continuous output for the entire duration that movement units occur with inter-event intervals of less than 400 milliseconds more info
CEILING CHAIN
CEILING CHAIN
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The Ceiling Chain mounts on top of the test cages, the shuttle cages, and the hexagon, octagon or dodecagon hubs. It may be used as a simple operant for es­cape or positive reinforcement.

The climbing response is ideal for escape designs. Hanging on the chain to avoid floor shock is useful in fatigue and motor studies. When the animal pulls or climbs on the chain, the switch closes and reports the response. The chain is corrosion and chew-proof stainless steel and is long enough to reach the floors of cages and hubs.
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UNIVERSAL CEILING MOUNT BUMP ROD
UNIVERSAL CEILING MOUNT BUMP ROD
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This unit mounts on the ceiling of the test cages, the shuttle cages, and the hexa­gon, octagon or dodecagon hubs in the same manner as the chain. It reports a re­sponse any time the stainless steel rod is moved off plumb in any direction. It comes down to within one inch of the floor in the test cages and shuttle cages. It may be cut for use in the hubs. more info