- BIOSEB NEWS -
SEPTEMBER 2015

TIP OF THE MONTH:
KINETIC
WEIGHT BEARING

IN THIS ISSUE:

- WEIGHT BEARING  -

Click here
to see the instrument
on Bioseb.com


Dual technology:
video + sensors


Automated recognition
of valid runs


Ground-breaking:
Allows new research

 
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SPECIAL ISSUE - TIP OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2015
Bioseb's Kinetic Weight Bearing
KWB Overview with instrumented corridor

Kinetic Weight Bearing: Screenshot of the gait curves
Forces curves for each individual paw
Dear Researcher,

Hello, and welcome to Bioseb's tip of the month!

For this month's tip, we will be discussing Bioseb's flagship instrument in the fields of locomotion, nociception and neuroscience: The Kinetic Weight Bearing (KWB) instrument.

Focusing on the needs and input from our researchers, Bioseb developed the KWB as a unique instrument which is not only able to provide independent and automated weight measurement of each paw of a freely moving mouse or rat (similar to the Dynamic Weight Bearing instrument), but also yield information curves on the distribution of force over time for each paw. Furthermore, the KWB provides data on the applied weight, speed and acceleration of each paw and gait analysis parameters like stride/swing/propulsion/reception weight measurement during walking sequences, as the animal travels toward the endpoint of the corridor.

Employing Bioseb's "sensor mat" technology, the KWB combines the tracking video of a freely walking rat or mouse and an array of not less than 6000 individual sensors measuring the pressure applied by each paw dynamically. This unique combination allows the system to recognize the animal posture independently of the animal's color and species, and then create a characteristic digital gait pattern which can easily be transferred to manageable data. This gait analysis is easily translatable to phenotyping of CNS disorders such as stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, trauma models (nerve crush, SNI, etc.).

The principle of operation behind is straightforward: the KWB offers many automated parameters for the analysis of individual paws including maximum force (mN), mass velocity (N/s), and maximum surface area (cm2). Additionally, gait parameters such as speed, cadence, overlaps, step patterns are all analyzed and automatically, statistically processed. An advanced software package is included for the automatic analysis of batched experiments, which saves valuable lab man hours and makes data acquisition more consistent, thanks to an instantaneous recognition of valid runs.

Bioseb's Kinetic Weight Bearing instrument is the future of gait, locomotion and trauma behavioral assays. Combining cutting edge technology with an extremely automated and easy-to-use data acquisition and statistical processing software, Bioseb has broken new ground with the KWB. Bioseb is going a step further again!

You can also click here to see the instrument's page on Bioseb.com!

Best,

Darren Ferrell

North American Sales Manager
BIOSEB-EB Instruments USA-CANADA
PO Box 2156 Pinellas Park, FL 33781 USA
+1 727 521 1808
www.bioseb.com