Zebrafish video tracking
Video tracking is the ideal tool for zebrafish behavior studies. Social interaction tracking, anxiety-like behavior, exploration, swimming patterns, or just general activity, all is easily measured in both adults and larvae with EthoVision XT video tracking and additional tools such as DanioVision or aquatic mazes.
What is video tracking?
Video tracking means that the software is able to detect the zebrafish in a video file or from a live video feed, distinguish it from its background, and track its whereabouts and movements. It tracks and analyzes the behavior, movement, and activity of zebrafish. Video tracking technology is versatile and enough to be very useful in many different behavioral tests.
EthoVision XT, the most widely applied video tracking software, has been around for more than 25 years, and during these years it has evolved from video tracking software into a software platform, designed to be at the core of your lab.
Neurobiology and behavior
The zebrafish has become an important vertebrate model to study (developmental) neurobiology and behavior, not in the least because of recent improvements in transgenic, optogenetic and imaging techniques, and behavioral assays.
To protect human health, wildlife, and the environment, the effects of naturally occurring and synthetic contaminants need to be monitored. In particular, mechanisms through which toxins cause disease are often poorly understood. Zebrafish are valuable in these types of studies for many reasons.
Researchers have unraveled the molecular basis of many human disorders, and a very large part (over 80 percent) of the genes we know to be associated with human disease (e.g. Parkinson’s and addiction) have homologues in zebrafish.
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Tools for zebrafish research
We have a wide range of tools for all kinds of behavioral tests for zebrafish. From software to measure activity, heartbeat, and flow in embryos and larvae, to video tracking the movement of adults in several learning, anxiety, or social behavior paradigms.
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Zebrafish and learning paradigms
Zebrafish have become an important animal model for studying neurodegenerative diseases. In validation of these models, both pathologically and behaviorally, many standardized paradigms have been translated from rodent models to zebrafish.
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EthoVision XT | Premium video tracking
The world's most used video tracking tool, as well as a software platform to build your set-up on. Video tracking essentially means that EthoVision XT recognizes your zebrafish (adult or larva) from a life video feed or video file and is able to track its movement or activity.
Track3D | Three dimensional video tracking
A video-based system for automated tracking of animals in a three-dimensional space. It 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.