A novel system for automated quantitative gait analysis in rodents.Objectively and rapidly measure a range of gait and inidividual paw parameters.
How it Works
- An animal traverses the walkway in a darkened room.
- Light is internally reflected within the walkway. When the animals paws touch the glass the light escapes as their paw print and is captured by a high speed camera mounted beneath the walkway.
- A video feed of the pattern of actual footprints is automatically analysed by the CatWalk software.
Features and Benefits
|Automatic gait analysis measuring a range of parameters including pressure, stride length, swing and stance duration.||Collect and analyse the data you need quickly and easily|
|Clearly differentiate between a paw in contact with the surface and one in the air.||Robust data collection for a range of research applications e.g. pain assessment.|
|A diagnostic tool for a host of diseases and disabilities including arthritis and stroke.||Replaces more subjective testing with accurate, objective data.|
|Low light, voluntary system||Low stress environment has welfare benefits for the animal|