Kaha Sciences rat telemeters provide the ideal solution for research scientists looking to record high quality wireless telemetry signals.
Options available to measure and transmit high-fidelity physiological signals such as:
Benefits of Kaha Rat Telemeters
- Powered by the SmartPad using patented wireless inductive technology, providing higher sampling rates (2 kHz) and temporal resolution for superior data quality.
- Supports unique signal acquisition including tissue oxygen and SNA.
- Pressure sensors incorporate Millar Mikro-TipTM catheter technology for unparalleled signal quality in a telemetry system.
- Data transmission range up to 5 meters with battery backup and in vivo recharging allows for experimental scenarios where a greater range of movement is required e.g. water maze behavioural studies.
- Cohousing feature enables two rats in the same cage or single rat (>350g) implanted with two telemeters.
- All implants provide improved animal welfare by allowing the subject to move freely within the cage, a cohousing option to reduce stress of single housing, and being fully software controlled to reduce handling/impact of stress. Find out more about the benefits of telemetry.
Simple and Customizable Telemetry System Setup
Configure a Kaha Sciences Rat telemetry system to meet your exact research needs. A typical telemetry setup requires one telemeter of your choice and one SmartPad per animal. Each laboratory will just require one Configurator in order to configure all your Kaha equipment.
- Select and pair transmission frequencies between SmartPads and their Telemeters using Configurator.
- Surgically implant the Telemeter.
- Connect the SmartPad to a PowerLab via the BNC analog outputs.
You are then ready to analyze your data using LabChart 8 or LabChart Lightning.
An additional advantage of a Kaha Sciences Rat Telemetry System is the cohousing feature:
- Allows two rats (>175g), each implanted with one telemeter, to be housed together in a single cage to reduce stress of single housing and lab space requirements, or
- Two telemeters to be implanted in one animal (>350g), allowing the measurement of up to four physiological signals (e.g. Oxygen + dual pressure or oxygen + SNA with pressure)
With Cohousing, the system continues to regulate the power supplied to both telemeters seamlessly while collecting continuous data with the expected accuracy and quality. Cohousing still requires one SmartPad per telemeter, as well as a Configurator System for the laboratory.
Existing systems can be upgraded to use the Cohousing feature without the need to purchase additional hardware. Cohousing also requires ConfigSoft software version 3.0 or later.
Find out more about Small Animal Telemetry with ADI and Kaha Sciences