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I am seeking to make treatments for arthritis. Earlier, I asked a question about Protocol for measuring stamina of arthritic mice, and I also know that some earlier studies have used pedometers. As a follow-up question to this; are there mice pedometers (to be used as a substitute for mice treadmills)?

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I am not sure about pedometers but for neurological symptoms like ataxia people use a footprint test. Stain the mouse's feet with ink and let it walk. From the footprints you can assess the gait and other factors. It is highly indirect and you need controls and perhaps use some mathematical model too. –  WYSIWYG Oct 26 '13 at 6:13
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@WYSIWYG You can actually automate that. There are gait analysis programs that can look at all sorts of criteria - I believe Treadscan is the name of one. For ataxia they can also use the fixed bar test. –  Amory Oct 26 '13 at 14:17