The future of rodent homecage monitoring is likely to be driven by advances in technology and the increasing use of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in research studies. As sensors and other IoT devices become more sophisticated and affordable, researchers will be able to collect and analyze a wider range of data about the behavior and health of rodents in homecages.
One key development in the future of homecage monitoring is the use of IoT-enabled sensors and devices. These devices will be able to collect data on a range of factors, including the rodents' activity levels, physiology, food and water intake, and more. This data will be transmitted wirelessly to network servers, where it can be analyzed in real-time or stored for later analysis.
Another important development is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze the data collected by IoT devices. AI algorithms will be able to analyze large amounts of data quickly and accurately, providing valuable insights into the behavior and health of the rodents. For example, AI algorithms could be used to identify patterns in the rodents' activity levels or to detect early signs of illness or stress.
The use of IoT and AI in homecage monitoring will enable researchers to gain a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the behavior and health of rodents. This will not only improve the accuracy and reliability of research results, but also enhance the overall care and welfare of the rodents. At Pallidus, we aim to make this vision reality!