The Activity Wheels are designed to provide an easy convenient method for measuring laboratory mice or rats motor activity over long periods of time. Especially useful for research on circadian rhythms or motor function, when connected to the 2600 Multifunction Printer or to other data acquisition systems.
The running-wheel is made of stainless steel, provided with low friction Teflon bushing, for quite smooth action. The wheel is housed in a clear polycarbonate cage and a stainless steel wire lid with exclusive lid locks fasten securely to the cage body.The lid incorporates a 500 ml water bottle and a U-shaped food hopper pellets. A solid stainless steel lid covers the opening at the edge of the activity wheel.Data can be collected by connecting to the 2600 Multifunction Printer (not included), to measure activity across time intervals of adjustable length. Data can be stored into the 2600 Multifunction Printer internal memory, sent to the embedded printer, or sent directly to a PC (software included).Up to 6 wheels can be connected to 1 Multifunction Printer and up to 6 Multifunction Printers can be connected to the same PC.