This semester I constructed an activity monitoring arena and determined the appropriate data acquisition settings. Videos are recorded and processed at 30 frames per seconds and a “minimum distance travelled filter” is used to eliminate any motion that does not require the animal to take a step. The filter does capture any movements that do require a step, so we will be able to determine an average degree of activity during the animal’s session of free cage activity.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission