What is telemetry?
Telemetry allows the measurement of physiological signals in freely moving animals living in their home cages without the use of tethers.
Advantages of telemetry – Conscious, unrestrained, long-term
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 reduced group sizes.
Advantages of Kaha Sciences Telemetry
Kaha Sciences systems combine high fidelity digital telemetry with patented wireless power technology to create high-quality solutions for your physiological monitoring needs. Paired with PowerLab and LabChart, this solution sets the new standard in quality and power for implantable, wireless telemetry in rats and mice.
Patented wireless power technology allows for higher sampling rates (2 kHz), improved time resolutions, and opens the door for the unique use of more complicated and power intensive technologies such as oxygen sensors and high quality Millar Mikro-TipTM sensors (rat pressure telemeters).
Rat pressure telemeters incorporate a gold standard Millar Mikro-TipTM catheter containing a solid-state sensor at the catheter tip. This provides customers with the ability and confidence to measure long-term, highly accurate and sensitive recordings from intracardiac through to intracranial pressures.