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Measuring Metabolic RatesA Manual for Scientists$
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John R. B. Lighton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.001.0001

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The Varieties of Activity Detectors

The Varieties of Activity Detectors

(p.167) 16 The Varieties of Activity Detectors
Measuring Metabolic Rates

John R. B. Lighton

Oxford University Press

Metabolic measurements are sensitive to the activity level of the animal being measured. This chapter describes the various technologies available for recording the activity level of a study organism in synchrony with metabolic data, usually obtained using a flow-through system. These technologies include optical activity detection, in which information is extracted from fluctuations in light intensity; video activity detection; magnetic activity detection; capacitive activity detection; passive far-infrared activity detection; mechanical activity detection, often using a center of gravity sensor below a cage or chamber; and microwave reflectance activity detection.

Keywords:   activity detector, activity detection, metabolic measurement, metabolic data

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