quantitative OptoMotor Response (qOMR)

FEATURES

Hardware features

  • Calibrated 4 screen environment for presenting the virtual stimulation cylinder
  • Elevated central platform for placing the unrestrained animal
  • Top and bottom mirrors to create the illusion of infinite depth for optimized stimulation
  • IR-camera with adjustable IR-illumination for automated head tracking
  • IR-illumination for automated head tracking.

Software features

  • Video-based real-time tracking of head movement is used for both:
    1. Continuous automated position-adjustment of the virtual cylinder to the animalĀ“s head position.
    2. Evaluation of head movement synchronous to the stimulation for a quantitative measure of the OMR. This analysis is fully automated.
  • Batch run option with multiple stimulation protocols.