Automates the assessment of “touch sensitivity” on the plantar surface of rats or mice. For assessment of hypersensitivity and allodynia for analgesia, nociceptive, neuropathic and postsurgical studies.
Unique automation features save significant time for the researcher.
Impaired cutaneous sensation is usually first manifested in a loss of light touch detection. So “mechanical” stimulation has a long history of effective clinical use to diagnose pa-thologies of hyper- or hypo-aesthesia, brought about by drugs, neural pathology or experimental lesions, etc.
The Dynamic Plantar Aesthesiometer was developed to apply a reproducible light touch to the rodent plantar surface, and quantify the force which causes the animal to react by withdrawing the paw.
|The force is automatically applied||Consistency in force application, rate and direction|
|Maximum force is 100g||Works on a broader range of animal models, molecules, diseases|
|The user only has to press a button||The test is quicker and less tedious than VF hairs|
|Double click of the button triggers manual score||Possibility to use manual scoring when animal behaviour is difficult to automatically detect|
|Force threshold and ramp can be adjusted||More parameters to fit with virtually any experimental need|
|Touch force and touch pause can be adjusted||The way the probe approaches the paw can be changed, depending on paw sensitivity|
|Force automated or manual||The force threshold can be scored manually or automatically|
|Read out and commands||
4,3 inches touch-screen (Resistive)
|Power Requirements||Universal input 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 30W|
10°C to 40°C; 5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
0.1 to 100 grams, in 0.1g steps
|Force Increasing Rate (ramp)||Adjustable in the interval 0 to 50 seconds, in 1 s steps|
|Latency Time||Display in 0.1s steps|
By Start button, push buttons or TTL input
By Stop button, push buttons, cut-off or TTL input
|Data input||Experiment protocol|
|TTL/IO||Start/Stop, Detection Mode, Force level|
|Calibration||Calibration Weights (5g, 50g, 100g)|
|Dimensions (all parts)||135 (w) x 40 (d) x 50 (h) cm (required space on table; all parts)|
|Packing Dimensions||98x49x47 cm|
|Warranty||Dynamic Plantar Aesthesiometer is covered by a 12-month warranty + 12 after product registration.|
|UB-Care||Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months|
Impaired cutaneous sensation is usually first manifested in a loss of light touch detection.
So “mechanical” stimulation has a long history of effective clinical use to diagnose pathologies of hyper- or hypo-aesthesia, brought by drugs, neural pathology or experimental lesions, etc.
The Dynamic Plantar Aesthesiometer was developed to apply a reproducible light touch to the rodent plantar surface and quantify the force which causes the animal to react by withdrawing the paw.
|37550 Dynamic Plantar Aesthesiometer|
|37550-001||Microprocessor controlled electronic unit|
|37550-002||Touch Stimulator, complete with probe actuator and adjustable angled-mirror|
|37400-327||Supporting column (4)|
|37000-007||Modular Animal Enclosure|
|37450-005||Large Framed Perforated Metal Sheet|
Plastic Case lodging, 2 Filaments (with umbrella), 2 Calibration Weights, 1 hex. Wrench 1.25
|E-AU 101||Memory Key, including the user manual and Xpad software|
|37450-278||Additional Stimulation Base, complete with perforated metal sheet and animal enclosure|
|37100||Set of 2 Durham Holders for Orofacial Stimulation|