Scitech introduces an extremely small and lightweight digital headstage from
Blackrock Microsystems designed for simple stimulation and tracking of freely
moving rodents in research applications.
The CerePlex µ provides an interface between the Cerebus or CerePlex
Direct recording systems and 16 or 32 microelectrodes for high-fidelity
transmission and recording of extracellular spikes and local field potentials
from the brain. Weighing just 1 gram, the digital headstage allows the user to
detect behavioural patterns and subtle movements beyond the traditional
video-based approach or EMG recordings.
In addition to neural recording, the CerePlex µ uses built-in tools such
as a 3-axis magnetometer, accelerometer and gyrometer for monitoring animal behaviour
during research studies.
Key features of the CerePlex µ digital headstage include small size,
light weight, built-in colour or IR LED for tracking, 3D accelerometer, gyroscope
and magnometer data lines and in-vivo impedance measurements.
The built-in 6-axis motion sensor (3D accelerometer/gyroscope) will enable
the detection of a variety of subtle movements and behaviours with high
temporal precision such as freezing and anxiety, grooming, rearing, movement
initiation/ termination within operant tasks, circadian rhythms, and disease
states (turning, shaking, etc.).
Please visit the Scitech website www.scitech.com.au for more information or
call 03 9480 4999.