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Recent dissertation

Gait analysis is important for obtaining better understanding of gait progression and developing therapies for many different diseases and conditions, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebellar ataxia, and Huntington disease. A quantitative approach to gait description helps researchers to analyze gait in a more reliable, precise, and consistent way. 

Ivanna Kristianti Timotius just recently described this approach in her dissertation Computational Methods for Gait Analysis in Rodents where she explains the use of CatWalk XT and several computational methods that can help with extracting additional information from this gait analysis system.

Thank you Ivanna, for sharing your dissertation with us and for your trust in CatWalk XT!

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Phase Dispersions

Insights on the inter-limb coordination can provide you with valuable and important data for your research. Do you know that CatWalk XT calculates this data automatically? In this while paper we will take a closer look at Phase Dispersions values and how they are calculated, using simple and practical examples.

CatWalk XT and TBI mice

The CatWalk XT gait analysis system can be an incredibly useful tool in assessing the subtle motor deficits exhibited by mice post-TBI, making it ideal for detecting deficits that might not be readily observable to researchers. Read tips about how to use CatWalks XT for TBI models in this free white paper.

Getting the perfect runs

Familiarizing your rats with the CatWalk XT system before you start your experiment makes your job a lot easier. So how do you familiarize and motivate your rats? Kristina Ängeby Möller has a lot of experience with pain research and gait analysis in rats, and shares some tips and tricks in this free white paper!

 


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Parameters in spinal cord injury

CatWalk XT is an invaluable tool to monitor and quantify gait, in this case for spinal cord injured rats. Parameters such as stride length, base-of-support, print area, and intensity are measured objectively and automatically by CatWalk XT.

Coordination measures in SCI

This user report also focuses on spinal cord injury (SCI). The parameters measured by CatWalk, in particular measures for coordination, are used to test the behavioral implications of voluntary locomotor training induced by enriched housing facilities.

 


References

Here is a selection of recent papers that mention the use of CatWalk XT. If you feel your paper should be on this list, please let us know at marcom@noldus.nl

 
 


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Neuroscience

An overview of our tools for behavioral neuroscience in rodents.

 


Recent blog posts

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Parkinson’s & gait impairment: comparing rats and humans

Gait impairment is one of the most prominent symptoms of Parkinson's disease. For good research you need good models and good tests.
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How to use CatWalk XT and Incapacitance Tester in non-clinical pain research

Heta Svard from Orion Pharma studies pain and neurological disorders and resports on recent research.
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Using gait analysis to analyze Parkinson’s in rat model

Contrary to common methods, gait analysis can detect clinically relevant symptoms early on, researchers say.