A telemetry system for recording mastication in small animals

John D. Rugh

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A telemetry system is described for detecting and recording chewing behavior in small laboratory animals. A small pressure sensitive coil implanted in the animal's jaw was used to modulate a small transmitter mounted on the subject's skull. The transmitted signal was received and converted to a d.c. voltage which varies at a rate proportional to the subject's chewing movements. The system may be used to investigate chewing behavior over periods of months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalMedical & Biological Engineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1970
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)


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