Measure physiological parameters on rodents
Mice and rats have anatomical, physiological, and genetic similarities with humans. That makes them really good models to study how their brain works compare to the human brain. Their small size conducts companies to innovate new technology less and less intrusive to analyzing their brain activity.
Researchers' purposes are to investigate, brainmap, and get a huge amount of knowledge on how neurons and electrical activity are functioning. Tethered electrophysiology appears in the sixties on small animals (cats, dogs, etc…) But because of rodent morphology, we had to innovate into the wireless headstage. This allows freely moving experiments on long-term observation.
The visualization of the behavior we are looking at, synchronized with EEG and EMG graphs helps us to better understand how mammals' brains are operating. We study how the brain reacts to various stimuli but also what is going on when the animal is sleeping is nowadays one of the biggest challenges.