Solutions for

Animal behavior research

We help you to increase the efficiency and quality of your study, from setup to publication. Noldus is a leading developer of software and integrated solutions for animal behavior research. What started out as a one-man company, has grown into a worldwide network of offices and distributors, with over 50,000 satisfied customers. Noldus develops products in close collaboration with scientists, for application areas such as neuroscience, zebrafish research, gait analysis, and neuropharmacology.

Noldus Animal behavior research

Animal behavior research

Applications

Zebrafish video tracking

Video tracking recognizes your zebrafish (adult or larva) from a life video feed or video file and is able to track its movement or activity.

Rodent video tracking

For objective data collection, video tracking software is a must.

Home cage & welfare

Testing animals in their home cage has several key advantages: it eliminates stress of new surroundings and allows for longer testing periods, for example.

Anxiety / fear / depression

Many psychiatric illnesses are depression- or anxiety-related disorders. Behavioral tests with rodents are crucial to get insights on the underlying mechanisms.

Rodent gait analysis

Gait analysis: the study of animal locomotion to learn more about several neurological disorders and lesions.

Animal behavior observation

Observing animal behavior is done in a wide variety of research areas.

Cognition & memory

Cognition and memory studies are invaluable in research areas such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.

Behavior, welfare & health tracking

Study movement, place-preference, or social behavior and gain valuable insights in animal welfare and health.

A selection

Our products

EthoVision XT

EthoVision XT is the most widely applied video tracking software that tracks and analyzes the behavior, movement, and activity of any animal.

The Observer XT

The Observer XT is the ideal tool for many researchers: it saves you time scoring behaviors and it allows you to synchronize and analyze multiple signals all together.

DanioVision

Looking for a zebrafish larvae research tool? DanioVision is the complete system designed for high-throughput tracking of zebrafish larvae and other small organisms.

CatWalk XT

CatWalk XT is a complete gait analysis system for quantitative assessment of footfalls and locomotion in rats and mice.

Mazes and open fields

We offer a wide range of mazes and open fields for your standard tests. Custom-built and high quality.

PhenoTyper

PhenoTyper is an instrumented observation cage to measure and test the behavior of laboratory rodents.

Customer quote

"What I love about Noldus Information Technology is the personal attention and service. I am not dealing with a website or a call center in a remote country but with people whom I know by name, and who provide advice and on-site support during periodic visits."

Prof. Dr. D. Pollak |University of Vienna, Austria

Our research solutions

We are here to help you to improve your research, engineering, teaching and training. Together with our partners, we create innovative software, hardware, and integrated systems for the measurement and analysis of animal behavior.

Find out more about the possibilities for your research, by downloading our product overview.

 
Product portfolio animal behavior research

Customer succes story

Dr. Thomas Prévôt from the University of Toronto is developing a new tool to assess anxiety-like and depressive-like behavior in rodents, in order to understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic stress exposure and how it changes either behavior but also molecular and cellular pathology, to mimic the human depression.

Recent blog posts about animal behavior research

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Citizen science in research: studying contaminated drinking water with zebrafish

Local residents, students and scientists joined forces to investigate harmful contaminants in drinking water wells in Main and New Hampshire. Behavioral effects of these contaminants were studied in a zebrafish model.
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Advancing the novel object test: 3D printing and deep learning

To improve standardisation and consistency in the novel object test, Spry et al designed the 'CapTouch' system: capacative objects that can automatically register interaction. But what about deep learning in EthoVision XT?
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Using the Observer XT to measure aggressive behavior in Dolphins

The Observer XT is often used in the field to score complex ethograms. This blog touches upon a study of the 'Wild Dolphin Project' that investigates aggresive behavior between two species of dolphins.