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Rodent Gait Analysis System

Rodent Gait Analysis System


Data Includes:

  • Stride length

  • Stance width

  • Stance duration

  • Swing duration

  • Braking duration

  • Propulsion duration

  • Stride frequency

  • Paw Angle

Rodent Gait Analysis System Features

  • Does not require anesthesia or surgery to be performed prior

  • “Quick connect” interchangeable platforms for mice and larger rodents

  • Disposable footplate electrodes

  • High pass and low pass filtering

  • SCSI and USB interface for connection to Windows and MacOS computers

  • Interpretation of ECGs from conscious moving mice, rats, and guinea pigs

  • Published algorithms for heart rate and P Q R S T interval durations

  • Custom inclusion of client specific algorithms, including QTc

  • HTML and text formatted output for multiple spreadsheet applications

The ECGenieTM is the only truly non-invasive instrument for cardiac function in the conscious ambulatory lab animal. One system is capable of measuring ECGs in large quantities of rodents. The operator simply places an animal onto the recording platform, allowing sufficient time for the animals to acclimate, and triggers recording when the paws of the animal are in contact with the electrodes. One technician can record ECGs in approximately 10 subjects each hour.

With ease and speed you may be able to non-invasively detect the sought-after cardiovascular phenotype or identify drug-induced arrhythmias in your conscious mice, rats, and guinea pigs.

Applications include:

Phenotyping, Genotyping, Health Monitoring, Neonatal Electrocardiograms, Arrhythmias, Cardiac hypertrophy, Cardiovascular studies, CNS studies, Developmental studies, Endocrine studies, Metabolic studies, Preclinical study of new compounds


Mouse Specifics, Inc. is a leader in the development of novel phenotyping instruments for describing the effects of genes and drugs in mouse models. Their instruments enable rapid identification of gene function and drug benefit in conscious rodents.

Focus is placed on high-throughput characterization of conscious laboratory animals.

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