Advantages of telemetry
Conscious – Anesthesia affects most physiological control systems and can significantly confound your results. Telemetry allows data to be collected from conscious animals after they have recovered from surgery and enables cognitive and behavioral studies not possible under anesthesia.
Unrestrained – Restraining animals induces stress which affects normal physiological functions and the data recorded. Telemetry allows data collection from animals in their home cage without the stress induced by the presence of researchers or handling.
Long-term – By monitoring physiological functions over days, weeks or months, researchers can study biological rhythms and follow the development of pathology as it occurs. Within animal design strengthens the statistical power of a study and can reduce group sizes.
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Advantages of Kaha Sciences Telemetry
For the wireless recording of a variety of biological signals in small animals, ADInstruments offers our telemetry brand, Kaha Sciences. Extensively used globally in academic and research institutions as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Kaha systems paired with PowerLab and LabChart sets the new standard in quality and power for implantable, wireless telemetry in rats and mice. Measure true high-fidelity signals such as ventricular and arterial pressures, sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), biopotentials (e.g. ECG, EMG & EEG), tissue oxygen, and optogenetics stimulating and recording.
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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, including other implantable items (vascular access ports, osmotic pumps, infusion pumps). This gives you even more flexibility and the ability to integrate your data streams in one place.