Our treadmills feature adjustable speed (up to 150 cm/s) and slope (from -25 to +25 degrees), enabling forced exercise training and accurate testing of fatigue in lab animals. This model our single lane, rat unit. The treadmills are designed for optimal performance under conditions of intensive use. Specially selected materials make the treadmills easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. The lane widths are ideal to assertain measurement of fatigue without including deficiencies in motor coordination.
The control unit�s touchscreen allows control of the speed of the belt and the intensity of the stimulus. Parameters measured are recorded and shown on the control unit display, including belt speed and slope, distance covered, accumulated shock time, and shock intensity. The control unit provides current to the shocking grid and allows communication with the PC for data storage through the optional SEDACOM software (USB communication). The SEDACOM software is needed for editing and executing user-defined protocols of speed (acceleration, deceleration, customized, etc.). The sessions can be manually stopped independently in each lane or automatically using specific user-defined parameters.
We also propose single lane treadmill configurations for metabolism studies (indirect calorimetry).