Track3D

Track3D is a video-based system for automated tracking of animals in a three-dimensional space.

About Track3D

Track3D allows the researcher to record the movement of an animal in a test chamber, visualize the resulting trajectory in a three-dimensional image and calculate a number of movement parameters. The system is suitable for almost any test chamber, swim tank or wind tunnel, flexible and very cost-effective. The Track3D software is an add-on module to EthoVision® XT, our video tracking system for the automation of behavioral experiments. 

Applications

  • Behavioral responses to olfactory stimuli (odors): plant volatile compounds, pheromones, host cues, etc. Watch video on YouTube
  • Flight navigation in relation to visual cues
  • Characterization of the swimming behavior in fish
  • Horizontal and vertical movement of animals in a cage

Benefits

  • 3-D tracking — Provides a more complete description and analysis of flight patterns than two-dimensional coordinate data sets.
  • Quality — The full-size, high-resolution video allows you to record the position of the insect with high accuracy.
  • Cost-effective — All hardware components are relatively inexpensive, so there is no need to invest in high-end motion capture equipment. 
  • Optimal for presentations — Besides the numerical analysis capabilities, Track3D helps you create a video clip of the 3D track which you can play back during a conference talk.