Activity assessment and movement analysis

Monitoring the activity level of the animal is a key endpoint to detect and quantify behavioral modifications. This is possible with the jacket thanks to a 3D accelerometer embedded in the emitter that records the acceleration of the animal at 12.5 Hz.

This signal provides quantitative data about the animal’s movement and let you determine when the animal is moving or not, by using activity thresholds.

Physiological parameters calculated:

  • Overall Dynamic Body Acceleration (mG)

Example of activity signal recorded on a freely moving animal in a cage

Example of activity signal recorded on a free moving animal in a cage

The activity signal above is recorded during a resting and active phase from an adult Sprague Dawley male rat, dressed with DECRO jacket.