The PAM applies a quantifiable force for direct stimulation of the joint and for automatic readout of the response.
The operator simply wears a special force sensor on his or her thumb and the peak amplifier measures the force which elicits the animal response (normally, limb withdrawal).
Each PAM device comes standard with two force sensors, which have been specially designed to apply force to rat and mouse joints.
The device includes as standard both a control unit with internal memory and the NEW DCA software for signal monitoring, data transfer and analysis. Once saved, data can be browsed on the control unit and/or trasferred to a PC in proprietary, Excel (.xls) or text (.txt) format, to be managed by most statistical analysis packages available on the market.