Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-27873
Title: Capacitive Sensing for Non-Invasive Breathing and Heart Monitoring in Non-Restrained, Non-Sedated Laboratory Mice
Author(s): González-Sánchez, Carlos
Fraile, Juan-Carlos
Pérez-Turiel, Javier
Damm, Ellen
Schneider, Jochen G.
Zimmermann, Heiko
Schmitt, Daniel
Ihmig, Frank R.
Language: English
Title: Sensors
Volume: 16
Issue: 7
Publisher/Platform: MDPI
Year of Publication: 2016
Free key words: non-invasive sensor
capacitive sensors
physiological signals in mice
stress in mice
DDC notations: 600 Technology
610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Animal testing plays a vital role in biomedical research. Stress reduction is important for improving research results and increasing the welfare and the quality of life of laboratory animals. To estimate stress we believe it is of great importance to develop non-invasive techniques for monitoring physiological signals during the transport of laboratory animals, thereby allowing the gathering of information on the transport conditions, and, eventually, the improvement of these conditions. Here, we study the suitability of commercially available electric potential integrated circuit (EPIC) sensors, using both contact and contactless techniques, for monitoring the heart rate and breathing rate of non-restrained, non-sedated laboratory mice. The design has been tested under different scenarios with the aim of checking the plausibility of performing contactless capture of mouse heart activity (ideally with an electrocardiogram). First experimental results are shown.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3390/s16071052
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-278738
ISSN: 1424-8220
Date of registration: 6-Nov-2020
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
NT - Naturwissenschaftlich- Technische Fakultät
Department: M - Innere Medizin
NT - Biowissenschaften
Professorship: M - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
NT - Prof. Dr. Heiko Zimmermann
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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