emkaPACK4G for large animals

emkaPACK4G is a non-invasive telemetry system, widely used in large animals studies to monitor the physiology of freely moving large animals, such as dogs, primates, sheep or minipigs,

An external transmitter is worn into a jacket and provides simultaneously:

  • ECG
  • Lung volume
  • Posture and activity
  • Temperature
  • Blood pressure

Each signal type is available as an optional add-on, so you buy only what you need and can upgrade at any time.

emkaPACK4G can also be used for ECG snapshot measurements, without jacket, which is especially useful for short term cardiotoxicity studies.

Benefits

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Non-invasive

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Modular

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Impossible data cross-talk

Description

Non-invasive and reliable data

Physiological measurements are captured non-invasively and wirelessly transmitted by Bluetooth to a receiver. Bluetooth data transmission prevents any data cross-talk, allowing each subject to freely to move, single or group-housed in its room, during the acquisition (max. 32 to 48 subjects per room).

Advantages associated with this technique is obvious and well known: longer and better quality data obtained from less stressed subjects, allowing compliance with 3Rs principles.

With emkaPACK4G system, we offer 48 to 72 hours of continuous transmission on same batteries.

Modular and compact infrastructure

Up to 17 signals can be recorded simultaneously from each animal, through various sensors plugged to the transmitter:

  • ECG:
Up to 9-lead ECG are recorded by external electrodes
  • Lung volume:
1 or 2 belts record lung volume for Respiration measurement by Inductive Plethysmography (RIP)
  • Blood Pressure:
Non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) is recorded by oscillometry, with an inflatable cuff placed on limb or tail.

Core blood pressure is acquired from easyTEL+ implant or from a vascular access port (VAP).

  • Temperature:
Measured by a skin electrode or an implanted probe
  • Posture & activity:
3 axis activity and total acceleration is calculated by an accelerometer.

The whole system is compact, with one or several telemetry receivers, positioned in the animals’ room, within 10 meters distance from their associated transmitters. A single receiver can communicate with up to 16 transmitters, and is powered and transmits data through a single Ethernet cable.

Easy to setup

It only takes a few minutes to equip the animals using our custom-designed clothing for canine, primate, swine and sheep. A number of custom features are available, depending on emkaPACK4G options.

 

Data acquisition & analysis

emkaPACK4G takes full advantage of emka TECHNOLOGIES software suite with:

Applications

Cardiac function, myopathy, and more !

Services

Support

Training

Validation

Data analysis

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