FRI founder featured in 2013 Villanova Engineering College Annual Report

For his contributions to their new Biomedical Engineering class, Karl Zurn was featured in the annual report of the Villanova College of Engineering’ Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Highlight from the article:

ECE 5255 is unique in the way that it utilizes real-world tools. Going beyond text book knowledge, students in the course gain experience designing actual biomedical systems. The goal is for each of them to design a working device/analysis system by the end of the semester.

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Ultrasonic Microphone and Amplifier – Now available!

Ultrasonic Microphone and AmpliferImmediately available for purchase: The new Ultrasonic Microphone and Amplifier!

Now, authorized distributor for Arduino!

New!! Florida Research Instruments is now an authorized distributor for Arduino! We have a number in stock, contact us for ordering information!

Florida Research Instruments, Inc and Med Associates, Inc. have been appointed as distributors of UNO bv RFID Tags.

UNO bv Products

GES Reader 2S

LID 572 Pocket Reader With USB Interface

ISO Transponder 1.25 mm x 7 mm

ISO Transponder  2.12 mm 8 mm

ISO Transponder 2.12 mm x 12 mm

PICO Pocket Reader

A robotics paper has been published by Staff Research and Development Engineer Jane Brooks Zurn in The Cambridge University Press: Robitica

Self-reproduction for articulated behaviors with dual humanoid robots using on-line decision tree classification.

Jane Brooks Zurn, Yuichi Motai and Scott Vento

Jane Brooks Zurn, Florida Research Instruments, Inc., Med Associates, Inc. and Virginia Commonwealth University

Yuichi Motai, Virginia Commonwealth University

Scott Vento, Chelsio Communications Inc.

Measuring Behavior 2010

Our staff has presented two 90 minute tutorials at Measuring Behavior 2010, the 7th international conference on methods and techniques in behavioral research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands,

August 24-27, 2010.

Pavlovian Conditioned Freezing: Practical Tutorial
Instructor: Professor Stephan Anagnostraras (UCSD/Med Associates, Inc./Florida Research Instruments)

Analysis of Behavior Using Operant Conditioning Methods
Instructors: Professor Steven Dworkin (University of Western Illinois/Med Associates/Florida Research Instruments) and Karl Zurn (Med Associates/Florida Research Instruments)

Video Freeze Systems Paper Published by Anagnostaras Lab at UCSD

An important methods paper has been published on our VideoFreeze Systems by members of the Anagnostaras Lab at University of California San Diego, Catamount Research and Development, and Med Associates in “Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience”.

Automated assessment of Pavlovian conditioned freezing and shock reactivity in mice using the VideoFreeze System

Stephan G. Anagnostaras 1, 2*, Suzanne C. Wood 1, Tristan Shuman1, Denise J. Cai 1, Arthur D. Leduc 3, Karl R. Zurn 3, J. Brooks Zurn3, 4, Jennifer R. Sage 1 and Gerald M. Herrera 3

  1. Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego

  2. Neurosciences Program, University of California, San Diego

  3. Med-Associates Inc. and Catamount Research and Development Inc.

  4. School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University