Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-27882
Title: Monitoring System for Laboratory Mice Transportation: A Novel Concept for the Measurement of Physiological and Environmental Parameters
Author(s): González-Sánchez, Carlos
Fraile, Juan-Carlos
Pérez-Turiel, Javier
Damm, Ellen
Schneider, Jochen G.
Schmitt, Daniel
Ihmig, Frank R.
Language: English
Title: Electronics
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Publisher/Platform: MDPI
Year of Publication: 2019
Free key words: Laboratory animal transportation
EPIC sensors
mice stress
physiological signal processing
noninvasive measurements
hardware implementation
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Laboratory mice are used in biomedical research as “models” for studying human disease. These mice may be subject to significant levels of stress during transportation that can cause alterations that could negatively affect the results of the performed investigation. Here, we present the design and realization of a prototypical transportation container for laboratory mice, which may contribute to improved laboratory animal welfare. This prototype incorporates electric potential integrated circuit (EPIC) sensors, which have been shown to allow the recording of physiological parameters (heart rate and breathing rate) and other sensors for recording environmental parameters during mouse transportation. This allows for the estimation of the stress levels suffered by mice. First experimental results for capturing physiological and environmental parameters are shown and discussed.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3390/electronics8010034
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-278827
ISSN: 2079-9292
Date of registration: 11-Nov-2020
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Innere Medizin
Professorship: M - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
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