Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 598–603 | Cite as

A microcomputer system for temperature biotelemetry

  • Christopher L. Cunningham
  • Joanna Peris
Computer Technology


A microcomputer (Apple II) system for recording body temperature measured by a commercially made, implantable biotelemetry device (Mini-Mitter) is described. The system includes an inexpensive radio receiver interface circuit and software written in BASIC and 6502 assembly language. The utility of the system is illustrated in a study that shows that various handling procedures (including that normally involved in rectal temperature measurement) elevate body temperature in rats.


Basic Program Handling Procedure Microcomputer System Elevate Body Temperature Heated Water Bath 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher L. Cunningham
    • 1
  • Joanna Peris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Psychology L470Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortland

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