Automated Assessment of Individual Locomotor Activity in Group Housed Mice or Rats

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TraffiCage TSE Systems

Automated Locomotor Activity Monitoring

TraffiCage addresses a critical limitation in behavioral phenotyping – the reliance on solitary housing, which disrupts natural social interactions. This innovative system overcomes this challenge by enabling concurrent social housing and automated locomotor activity tracking via radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

TraffiCage empowers researchers to:

  • Follow Social Activity Connections: Investigate how social interactions influence individual locomotor activity patterns, offering insights into the social regulation of physical health.
  • Assess Social Impact on Disease Models: Evaluate the influence of social context on disease progression in rodent models, potentially leading to more generalizable preclinical data.
  • Refine Behavioral Phenotyping with Social Context: Improve our understanding of behavior by studying animals in a socially relevant environment that better reflects their natural habitat.

System Features

High throughput phenotyping screening

Assessment of circadian rhythms

Evaluation of social behavior

Detection of abnormal behaviors

Drug efficacy and toxicity screening

Locomotion Activity

Your Benefits

Rapid data generation

Tracking of locomotion in the animals’ home cage

Highest animal welfare

Continuous 24/7 recording of movements

Small footprint due to the placement beneath the cage

Data Acquisition and Analysis

The TraffiCage software offers efficient data handling capabilities:

  • Flexible Data Visualization: View individual animal data or user-defined group averages, facilitating tailored analysis based on research needs.
  • Seamless Data Export: All data is automatically saved in a format compatible with standard statistical analysis software, ensuring smooth integration into your existing workflow.

Compatible with

Stellar Telemetry

Multichannel implantable telemetry for In-vivo monitoring of physiological parameters.

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Unique and customized automated phenotyping solution for mice or rats.

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Metabolic cage system for mouse, rat or larger animals. Suitable for calorimetry, behavioral and physiological studies.

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