for locomotor activity, exploration and anxiety

Key features
How to order


The Panlab Infrared (IR) Actimeter allows the study of spontaneous locomotor activity, rearings and optionally hole-board test parameters for exploration in rodents. A reliable system for easy and rapid drug screening and phenotype characterisation in both day and night lighting conditions. 

The system is basically composed by a 2 dimensional (X and Y axes) square frame, a frame support and a control unit. Each frame counts with 16 x 16 infrared beams for optimal subject detection.

The system is completely modular: each frame may be used for evaluation of general activity (one or several animals), locomotor and stereotyped movements or rearings or exploration (nose-spoke detection in the hole-board option). The infrared photocell system can be set with up to 15 levels of sensitivity in order to adapt the frames to the typology of the animal (rats, mice). It can also be set to ignore the beams that are obstructed by objects (e.g. the walls/corners of the home cage).

The frames can be controlled by the independent control units LE8825 or directly through the optional SEDACOM computer software. The new SEDACOM 2.0 version provides an easy and convenient way to visualize and export the data on a computer for further analysis. 

Optionally, the ActiTrack software option may be used to analyse animal trajectories (distance, speed, permanence time in selected zones) and then provide additional complementary data to those obtained using the control units.



  •  LE8826 Dark Box for Large IR Frames
  • LE8828 Dark Box for Small IR Frames


IR Frame Dimensions LE 8815 (internal) 450 (W) x 450 (D) x 200 (H) mm
IR Frame Dimensions LE 8816 (internal) 250 (W) x 250 (D) x 200 (H) mm
Number of InfraRed Beams per Frame 32 (16 per axis)
InfraRed Photocells Spacing 25mm (LE8815); 13mm (LE8816)
Material Composition Aluminium, Polipropilene
Maximum number of stations Sedacom software - 32 InfraRed Frames per computer, ActiTrack software - 20 InfraRed Frames per computer
Power Requirements 110/220 V, 50/60 Hz
Certifications CE Compliant


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How to order




IR Frame for Rats and normal Mice, 45 x 45 cm, XY axis, 16 x 16 IR beams, 2.5 cm spaced beams.



IR Frame for small mice, 25 x 25 cm, XY axis, 16 x 16 IR beams, 1.3 cm spaced beams.



Support for LE 8815 frames.



Support for LE 8816 frames.


CONTROL UNIT (1 for each 2 IR frames)



Data Logger (up to 200 hours memory, RS232 comm).





Transparent arena for 1 subject (4 walls for LE 8815), 440 x 440 mm (Open Field).



Transparent arena for 1 subject (4 walls for LE 8816), 210 x 210 mm (Open Field).



Transparent arena for 2 subjects (4 walls + divider for LE 8815), needs ActiTrack software.



Transparent arena for 2 subjects (4 walls + divider for LE 8816), needs ActiTrack software.





Nose-Poke Base for LE 8815 Frame (16 holes, 2.4 diam., 1 cm depth).





Dark Box for LE 8815 Frame (Large), needs ActiTrack software



Dark Box for LE 8816 Frame (Small), needs ActiTrack software





SeDaCom V2.0 software for data transfer to a computer.



SeDaCom accessory - RS232/USB adapter.





ACTITRACK Tracking Software for up to 32 frames.



Upgrade from previous version to ACTITRACK V2.7.

How to order

Please contact our local delegates or contact us directly for receiving a quote.


Key features

  • Minimum maintenance required
  • Minimum lighting conditions required
  • Interchangeable frames can be used without distinction for either REAR, ACT or POKING modes
  • Can be used without any computer (independent control units)


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