To study spontaneous motor activity in open field
Orchid’s Infra-red Actimeter or Actophotometer is used to measure the spontaneous activity by means of infra-red beams. Orchid’s Infra-red (IR) Actimeter represent an ideal tool for assessing loco-motor activity & exploration in rodents. The system represents a reliable system for easy & rapid drug screening in both day & night light condition.
The system may be used evaluation of
Spontaneous locomotor activity
Exploration / curiosity (Nose-spoke detection in hole-board)
The IR Actimeter system is basically composed of one square frame, frame stand & hole board plate. The frame is equipped with 32 IR cells, out of which 16 cells are on X-axis & 16 cells are on Y-axis. The instrument control panel will display number of beam brakes by animal on all axis and total of all in both actimeter and hole board mode.