Data Collection and Analysis for Circadian Biology

clocklab1Does it take you longer than 30 seconds to measure phase shifts? If so, ClockLab, the industry standard for the collection and analysis of circadian activity data, can help. It combines a point-and-click interface with state-of-the-art algorithms. Embedded controls turn each graph into a powerful interactive tool for data analysis. Our users enjoy ClockLab’s speed and convenience. ClockLab’s Analysis program has been applied to mice, hamsters, rats, sheep, Drosophila, humans, bees, ants, algae, Eurasian lynx, grizzly and polar bears in the wild, Alaskan squirrels in the wild, gopher turtles in the wild, horseshoe crabs, tuco-tucos, molluscs, mosquitoes, and soil chemistry signals from the Mars Viking Lander.

The ClockLab suite consists of three independent applications: the Data Collection program, the Analysis program, and the Chamber Control program.

ClockLab Analysis 6 is a new, stand-alone program that does not require Matlab to run. The interface has been updated to include many new features, and new analyses have been added.

ClockLab Data Collection incorporates a large array of features at reasonable cost:

  • Up to 448 channels on a desktop or laptop computer
  • USB interface for straightforward setup
  • Integrated light control with configurable schedules
  • Light recording
  • High-density switch connections
  • Remote data access via internet
  • Record switches, motion detectors, or any digital signal

ClockLab Chamber Control is the software interface for light-tight circadian cabinets from Phenome Technologies.

  • Light control with continuously adjustable level, waveform and period
  • Temperature control with continuously adjustable level, waveform and period
  • Feeder control with user-settable schedules for Phenome Technologies’ programmable pellet feeders
  • Continuous monitoring of temperature, humidity and light levels. Light levels can be overlayed on actograms.
  • Send email alerts when temperature or other parameters exceed settable limits

Hardware for Circadian Experiments. Actimetrics now provides complete hardware systems from Phenome Technologies for circadian experiments. Each component is integrated with  ClockLab software.

  • Circadian cabinets. Light-tight, fully ventilated to meet Federal standards, integrated programmable LED lighting, sensors for monitoring temperature, humidity and light, and optional temperature control.
  • Cages with integrated running wheels.
  • Click-less infrared sensors for running wheels
  • Breakout boxes for connecting running-wheel cages to the ClockLab USB interface
  • Infrared motion sensors
  • Programmable pellet feeders designed to fit into the Circadian Cabinets

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