Ugo Basile Grip Strength
The Ugo Basile Grip Strength Meter automatically measures grip-strength (i.e. peak force and time resistance) of forelimb or hindlimb in rats and mice.
The Grip Strength test is a perfect complement to the gold standard Ugo Basile Rota-Rod device for motor coordination and motor function experiments. The effects of drugs, toxins, muscle relaxants, disease, ageing or neural damage on muscle strength may be assessed.
The device is sold with full optional, including all available grasping tools and grasping grids, and the software.
The animal is placed over a base plate, in front of a grasping bar (either T-shaped or trapeze-shaped, or the optinoal grid), whose height is adjustable. The grasping tool is fitted to a force sensor connected to the Peak Amplifier, which guarantees a reliable and automated detection of the animal response. The force transducer has a maximum applicable force of 1500g, with a resolution 0.1g.
The device can be used as a standalone or connected to a PC via the USB port, for monitoring and data recording: in fact, our GSM comes standard with both a control unit with internal memory where a number of data can be saved, and the new DCA software for signal monitoring, data transfer and analysis. Once saved, data can be browsed on the control unit and/or trasferred to a PC in proprietary , plus Excel (.xlps) or text (.txt) format, to be managed by most statistical analysis packages available on the market.
|Read-out||multifunction graphic display|
|Starting||via keys on the Controller front panel|
|Force Ranges||0-100gf, 0-500gf, 0-1500gf|
|Force Increasing Rate||monitored via the Rate-Meter or via the slope function on the PC|
|Force Response||in 0.1gf steps|
|Latency Time||in 0.1s steps|
|Connection to PC||via USB cable (A to mini-B) and GSM software|
|Power Requirement||either battery operated, or via USB cable connected to PC or universal converter (85-264 VAC, 50-60Hz)|
|Operating Temperature||10° to 40° C|
|Pollution Degree||≤ 2|