Garret Stuber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Neuroscience center, Chapel Hill, USA
Joshua Matulonis, Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, USA
Nick Birch, Scottish Crop Researcher Institute, Dundee, UK
Marina Pleskacheva, Moscow State University, Lab. Of Physiology, Genetics and Behavior, Moscow, Russian Federation
Samuel Adeosun, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA
Thomas van Groen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cell Biology department, Brimingham, USA
Jacqueline Womersley, University of CapeTown, Department of Human Biology, Cape Town, South Africa
David Eilam, Tel-Aviv University, Zoology Department, Israel
Allan V. Kalueff, Kalueff lab, Tulane University Medical School, USA
Diane Lim, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Matt Andrzejewski, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Joshua Herrington, Florida International University, USA
Craig Kinsley, University of Richmond, USA
Video tracking with EthoVision XT
Premier video tracking - and much more
EthoVision® XT is the premier video tracking system for the automatic tracking and analysis of animal movement, activity, and behavior. But it is much more than just video tracking software – EthoVision XT is a platform you can use to fully automate your research, increasing productivity and efficiency, while reducing human error.
The power of EthoVision XT video tracking
- Clear experiment management
- A versatile and scalable solution
- Reliable tracking: multiple detection methods and setting available
- EthoVision XT operates under both normal light and infrared lighting conditions
- You can track live (using direct input from camera) or from digital video, or track live while recording the video with EthoVision XT
- Safe storage of video files
- EthoVision XT can handle large video files with a resolution of 1400 x 1000 and higher.
- Powerful analysis due to the combination of multiple data selection and parameter selection criteria
- Integrated visualization of tracks gives you a unique look at your data
- Free analysis: perform data analysis with EthoVision XT on an unlimited number of computers
(The license key only necessary for data acquisitions.)
- Noldus has years of experience in video tracking technology
- Complete solutions including custom made ones
- EthoVision is used in over 1900 organizations: there are 6000 users in 63 countries!
- EthoVision is published in over 5400 peer reviewed scientific publications
- EthoVision XT includes three year free technical support: worldwide and 24/7
Any kind of animal
You can use EthoVision XT for several behavioral experiments, on any kind of animal (rodents, farm animals, fish), EthoVision XT is a flexible system, designed to fit your research. Whether you want a cost-effective solution for the Morris water maze test, a high-throughput set-up to test zebrafish larvae, automate a five choice serial reaction time task, or conduct welfare studies with farm animals.
To summarize it: any animal, any arena.
Find out about applications for rodent research, zebrafish research, and research on other animals.
Tracking and detection
Ethovision XT accurately detects the center point of your animal (and nose points and tail base in combination with with Multiple Body Points Module) and tracks this points as your animal moves through the arena. Several detection methods allow you to fine-tune setting to match your situation perfectly.
In addition to tracking your animal, you can also use activity detection. This allows
you to analyze changes in the arena from one video frame to the next in addit
ion to movement of the animal. This is ideal to study, for example, freezing behavior in rodents.
It is also a great method to use if you want to analyze zebrafish embryonic tail flicks or convulsions.
Even in situations were detection of your animal is difficult, due to poor lighting or when using animals with a similar color (greyscale) to the background (such as white rats on a white background), activity detection will work.
From set-up to data analysis
EthoVision XT helps you out during your entire experiment, from setting up to data analysis.
>>Learn more about setting up your experiment with EthoVision XT
>>Learn more about collecting your data with EthoVision XT
>>Learn more about data analysis with EthoVision XT
Features you can use
With EthoVision XT Base you can conduct complete experiments with one animal, in one arena. For a basic video tracking set-up, all you need is the software, a firewire camera, and a computer. With additional Modules other scientific research question can also be answered. For example, study social interaction. Or you might want to create a high-throughput system and track rodents in multiple cages simultaneously. You could also be interested in automating a complete experimental set-up with sensors, lights, automatic doors, and sound stimuli. All this and more is possible with EthoVision XT. Simply pick and choose from the six different Modules and a variety of hardware components to create the solution best suited for your research.
From straight-forward video tracking to full automation of sophisticated protocols
What you get
Of course, you can choose to upgrade your license at any time if you wish to extend your EthoVision XT system with another module. You are free to install EthoVision XT on as many computers as you like, only data acquisition is restricted to one computer at a time.