Leandro Fontana Pires1,2, Agathe Cambier2, Stéphane Tanguy1, Charles Eynard2, Timothé...Read More
What does all-in-one monitoring mean?
Non-invasive jacketed external telemetry technology that enables concomitant monitoring of both respiratory and cardiovascular systems has been available and is now widely used in non-rodent species.
This is now a reality in small mammals, rodents or not, from 150 g up to 3 kgs.
The simultaneous recording of these 3 biosignals (cardiac, respiratory and activity) in the same animal during an experiment helps to provide useful information to finely interpret the heart and/or the respiratory rates changes. Due to the strong positive relationship between activity and cardiorespiratory system, any increase or decrease in the activity level of your animal will have a direct effect on heart and respiratory rates. This will effectively and continuously be recorded by the solution.
Physiological parameters calculated
Example of a all-in-one monitoring view on an animal at rest
The figure above displays in an all-in-one monitoring view, the three biosignals acquired simultaneously on a rat. From top to bottom, raw ECG data (lead II configuration ECG) with calculated heart rate, respiratory signals with calculated respiratory rate and activity level are recorded during a resting phase from an adult Sprague Dawley male rat, dressed with DECRO jacket.