The MPM System provides 6 mm of XYZ motorized probe movement. In practice this means that the probe tip must be "pre-positioned" within ~1 mm of the target insertion point in the brain.
The MPM-4 DOF ARM provides four manual axes of adjustment to pre-position the probe tip. A steel reference probe replaces the silicon probe during pre-positioning to enable precise, low-risk calibration of the desired starting position.
This repeatable starting point reduces setup time, minimizes the risk of damage to the silicon probes during setup, and maximizes data collection time.
A new Tech Note describes the pre-positioning system used in conjunction with the MPM Probe Mount-2 for the NeuroNexus A32 probe with OM32 adapter.