Nerve Recording

Nerve Recording

Recording peripheral nerve traffic is a main component of many autonomic studies as these signals reveal how the nervous system directs organ regulation and function. Using either acute, anesthetized preparations or implanted wireless telemetry - and whether recording from the vagal, splanchnic, lumbar or another nerve location - LabChart can help isolate SNA bursts from background noise and electrical and movement artifacts.

If your research looks at the neural control of respiration, our gas analyzer is ideal for studies using rodents.

With flexible research solutions, you can analyze your nerve recordings in depth and in conjunction with any additional physiological data, all on one platform.

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Products and Solutions

Record multiple<br />
signals at one time

Record multiple
signals at one time

Compare nerve<br />
recordings with physiological<br />

Compare nerve
recordings with physiological

Mix and match<br />
products for a custom solution

Mix and match
products for a custom solution

Integrate your data<br />
streams in one place

Integrate your data
streams in one place

In conjunction with our solutions shown below, any device with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of the event in LabChart, giving you even more flexibility and the ability to integrate your data streams in one place.

All of our hardware is backed by the appropriate safety certification standards. More information on safety standards.

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Typical Nerve Recording Studies (Animals)


Neural respiratory control

Autonomic reflex sensitivity


Sleep studies

Magnetic stimulation

Peripheral motor neural activity


Autonomic regulation/dysfunction

Motor control

Sensory functions



Signals Supported


Using electrocardiography (ECG), alterations in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system can be measured using HRV analysis.


Record the electrical activity of the brain that occurs between pairs of electrodes in contact with an animal's scalp and which represents the underlying neural activity.

Electrical Stimulation

Measure electrical stimulation and pacing in animal subjects.


Electromyography (EMG) is the study of muscle electrical activity. Quantify muscle movement, activity, effort, and fatigue.

Extracellular Recordings

Extracellular recordings are recordings of electrical potentials produced by a cell, either in extracellular fluid near the cell of interest, or non-invasively. These types of recordings can be divided into three main groups; single/multiple unit recordings, whole nerve recordings, and field potentials.

Heart Rate

HRV analysis is ideal on an ECG recording but any recording that picks up a subjects pulse will work i.e: NIBP, Finger Pulse, Pulse Oximetry.


Record blood pressure directly at the source to analyze a wide range of pressures - including systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure alongside heart rate and interbeat interval - for comprehensive cardiovascular and physiological research.

Respiratory Gas Analysis

Automatically calculate and display ventilatory parameters from measurements of O2, CO2 and air flow. The changes in gas mixture between inhalation and exhalation, combined with a measurement of respiratory flow, can be used to estimate metabolic rate and measure calorimetry.

Flexible Data Acquisition

ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.



Enabling Discovery

LabChart data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

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Data with Integrity

High-performance data acquisition hardware designed for life science research. PowerLab is engineered for precise, consistent, reliable data acquisition, giving you the reproducible data you need while meeting the strictest international safety standards.

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All your Nerve Recording analysis in one place

LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.

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    Phrenic Nerve

Simultaneously sample and compare telemetry data with other physiological signals.

One of the great features of combining DSI PhysioTel™ Implants with LabChart is the ability to simultaneously sample from a PowerLab. Your data is synchronized  (+-20ms) with your telemetry implants, allowing you to combine implanted signals with other physiological parameters such as respiratory signals.


Features and Add-Ons

Additional acquisition and analysis features and add-ons to support your Nerve Recording studies:

Explore Nerve Recording Data in LabChart Reader

LabChart Reader is a free application for conducting limited analyses of LabChart data. Download a trial package with example data below.

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Once downloaded, please unzip the folder and install the LabChart Reader application.

Open the "LabChart Data Files" folder to find data files (".adicht"). Data files can be opened in LabChart Reader by double clicking on the file name.

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