The SMALGO system is a quick and reliable instrument to assess threshold sensitivity of the animal when applying a progressive force. A MUST for osteo-arthritis and pain studies!
The SMALGO system fits on your finger (thumb or index) and allows applying easily a force or pressure on the desired location. Designed for OA quantification, it is generally used on the knee joint or on the lumbar vertebrae for low back pain assessment. The threshold sensitivity of the animal is quickly and reliably found when applying a progressive force, this threshold is immediately displayed on the electronic device in grams or Newtons. SMALGO is also used to apply a given force, or a set force, for screening purposes. The small size of the algometer and its positioning perfectly fitting the thumb, allows the operator to act as if he was applying the pressure directly with his own finger.
Each sensor comes to fit both species RAT and MICE, two different round ends with different surface are provided to adjust the applied force on the specie.
For user owning the Bioseb Von frey (EVF3) or Pincher units: the SMALGO sensor is available as an “add on” part to their electronic, including the force calibration module ready to plug. Ref: SMALGO-SPIP