Animal behaviorists at the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, a science center at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, home to one of the United States’ largest zoo-based conservation and science programs, generally focus on how chimpanzees and gorillas interact with their environment. By analyzing the apes’ behaviors, researchers are able to develop a better understanding of their learning processes, motivations, physical abilities, sensory adaptations, and social structure.
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Noldus Information Technology Inc. has been awarded the prestigious Innovation Award at the 6th Annual Leesburg Business Appreciation Award Ceremony hosted by the Mayor, Town Council & Economic Development Commission of Leesburg, Virginia. The Innovation Award "Celebrates a business that has brought recognition to Leesburg through creative marketing efforts, innovative business ventures, and/or unique product development".
BAE Systems, a premier global defense and aerospace company, has chosen Noldus Information Technology to provide key software solutions that will assist in the development of the next generation of ground combat and transport vehicles. BAE Systems has developed a simulator to study interactions between the driver, gunner, and commander in various conditions. The Observer XT is Noldus' flagship behavioral coding and analysis tool.
Noldus Information Technology has entered into a collaboration agreement with Pennsylvania State University. Researchers at Penn State’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction, directed by Prof. John Carroll, are using Noldus data collection and analysis tools in their studies of computer-supported human communication and collaboration. The center will utilize Noldus’ advanced tools to develop new ways to capture human-computer interaction with multiple simultaneous participants, as well as new analytical methods to unravel complex communication processes.
Noldus Information Technology is very pleased to announce the official release and first shipments of The Observer XT 7.0. Now, with the new version 7.0, The Observer XT offers a full range of analysis functions and combines the analytical power of earlier versions of The Observer with its groundbreaking coding and system integration abilities. Next to the new analysis functions like lag sequential analysis and reliability analysis, The Observer XT 7.0 makes the user benefit from two completely new features:
Noldus Information Technology Inc. invites you to help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary with an open house and tour of our brand new state-of-the-art facility on Tuesday, May 8th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served, and Noldus employees will be on hand to demonstrate many of our innovative solutions for Psychology, Usability, Neuroscience, and Animal Behavior.
Noldus Information Technology will launch a new version of the Observer, The Observer XT 7.0, at the 2007 SRCD Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, United States (29 March - 1 April). The new software offers a full range of new analysis features, including Lag Sequential Analysis, and Reliability Analysis. The existing analysis functions have been enhanced, there are new XML-based data interchange options, and much more.
Noldus Information Technology, world’s leading supplier of systems for behavioral research, is highly regarded by thousands of researchers and scientists worldwide. Noldus’ premier video tracking system, EthoVision XT, is used for different types of behavioral studies, such as locomotor activity tests in an open field and water maze tests. Video tracking systems allow for high accuracy, high throughput, and reproducibility of data. These factors make EthoVision XT beneficial for any researcher that wants to determine behavioral outcome of animal models.