Wireless Stimulation Setup combines an onboard stimulator with a motion recognition software

This combination makes possible the performance of sophisticated behavioral paradigms independently in two animals with no additional equipment except cages.

Wireless stimulation setup with onboard stimulator and Video Zone Trigger sensors
Wireless stimulation setup with onboard stimulator and Video Zone Trigger sensors
Pulse stimulator (generator) for electrical or optical wireless stimulation setup

The Wireless Stimulation Setup lets you perform the following functions:

  1. Senses behavioral patterns via a Video Zone trigger or activation of 2 electrical sensors per animal/cage.
  2. Calculates the number of signals from the active zones and the number and times of activation of the electrical sensors (e.g., the time of nose pokes).
  3. Calculates a preference for the number of activated sensors.
  4. Runs wireless electrical or optical stimulation when chosen sensors are activated.
  5. Delivers stabilized pulses of current or light in a single burst.
  6. Provides fixed time interval of (self) stimulation upon each activation of the sensors.
  7. Produces automatic burst stimulations at predefined time intervals as long as the batteries last.

The Wireless Stimulation Setup includes:

  • USB camera¬† for visual detection of motion/immobility and triggering stimulation
  • a computer with software and drivers
  • a switch¬† box with 4 electrical inputs for external devices that can trigger stimulation (e.g., levers, photobeams, etc., providing that these devices close electrical contacts or produce 3-5 V positive pulses)
  • 2 wireless electro- or optostimulation devices
  • 2 infrared transmitters.