Cardiorespiratory studies in rodents
iox2, data acquisition and analysis software from emka TECHNOLOGIES, is fully compatible with implantable telemetry from DSITM. Signals from the implants flow seamlessly into iox2.
This compatibility opens up several data acquisition possibilities.
For pulmonary studies, resistance and compliance measurements can be made in conscious restrained rat or mice, with the pressure signal coming from DSITM implants and the flow signal from emka TECHNOLOGIES' head-out plethysmograph.
Both signals are read and synchronized by easyMATRIX16 device.
The study of cardiorespiratory function in rodents is another option. In this case, pulmonary, blood pressure and ECG data are recorded simultaneously by combining DSITM implants with a whole-body plethysmograph setup from emka TECHNOLOGIES.
Analysis can be performed in iox2 through the use of add-on modules called analyzers. In the above setup, the RF, BP and ECGr analyzers are used.
RF analyzer (respiratory flow)
Inspiratory & expiratory times, peak inspiratory and expiratory flows, expired and inspired volumes, relaxation time, tidal & minute volumes, breathing frequency, end-inspiratory and -expiratory pauses, enhanced pause (Penh)
ECGr analyzer (ecg rhythm)
r amplitude, rr interval, qrs interval, isoelectric line, st elevation, s average, s area, heart rate
BP analyzer (blood pressure)
systolic and diastolic pressures, amplitude, mean pressure, heart rate.
All components are supplied and installed by emka TECHNOLOGIES
Software running under Windows XP® and Seven.
A range of rat implants are available from DSITM to record other parameters (EEG, EMG, temperature, activity and/or pressure).
A setup for mouse measurements is also available (different implants and plethysmograph).
Please visit our minisite at pulmonary.emka.fr to find out more about how emka TECHNOLOGIES can help you perform pulmonary studies. The minisite contains further information about our different setups; how to find the right system for your needs; FAQs; literature to download; list of customers and how they are using telemetry; acquired parameters etc.