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Linton Incapacitance Tester

A objective assessment of inflammation/discomfort.

Linton Incapacitance Tester

Linton Incapacitance Tester


The Linton Incapacitance Tester offers an automatic and reproducible assessment of analgesic potency by measuring the weight distribution on the two hind paws of a small subject. The force exerted by each limb (measured in grams) is averaged over a user selectable period thus indicating any tendency for the subject to shift its weight from one side to another, hence providing a quantitative measurement of Incapacitance.

The technique of dual channel weight averaging overcomes a number of deficiencies inherent in the traditional methods of assessment (Randall and Selitto 1957) by presenting continuous monitoring of both limbs and by eliminating the subjectivity of the withdrawal method.

The Incapacitance Meter has been developed and validated by researchers and engineers from the Neuroscience Unit of a leading Pharmaceutical Company where it is used routinely.

The instrument is easy to operate and apart from periodic checking of the calibration, requires no maintenance. The display unit on the front panel indicates experimental status information and results. Data can be logged to a PC via the serial interface which has the capacity to handle up to 256 units. A simple software program acquires and stores the results along with the experimental data assuring compliance with GLP guidelines.


Features / Specifications

Software Included

Foot Switch to trigger "Start" of measurement

Operates in "Stand Alone" mode or via Windows compatible PC (2000 or better)

Sensor Range: 1 Kg per transducer. Subject max weight is 1 Kg

Resolution: 0.01 gram-force