Powered by EthoVision XT video tracking
DanioVision is powered by EthoVision XT – the best and the most validated video tracking software available, used by over 2,500 labs all over the world.
Instead of linking your license to a specific computer (like competing systems do), EthoVision XT only requires the license key to acquire data. This means that you can install the EthoVision XT software on multiple computers, and analyze your data when and where it is most convenient for you.
Highly reliable video tracking of zebrafish
Here’s the number one reason why DanioVision outperforms the competition. The unique design in lighting conditions and Fresnel lens assure an accurate image for tracking. There is no shadowing, and there are no differences in contrast or image quality between the inner and outer wells. The camera is specifically suited to the typical fast movement of zebrafish larvae. Combined with EthoVision XT’s outstanding automated detection methods and video tracking algorithm, you are guaranteed a perfectly accurate detection of animal activity.
With DanioVision, you have full control over your experiment. For example, you can use EthoVision XT to set the intensity of white light in the Observation Chamber, so you can induce a startle reflex or mimic a day/night cycle. You can also control frequency, timing, and duration of the light stimulus. All actions are logged in the software and facilitate a nearly automated analysis. Add-ons such as the tapping device or optogenetics equipment, are also programmed and controlled with EthoVision XT.
High throughput video tracking in multi-well plates
The DanioVision Observation Chamber fits standard multi-well plates, from 1 up to 96 wells. The well plate is always in the exact same position, so you don’t have to adjust your EthoVision XT video tracking settings between trials.
Replay and reuse your data
With EthoVision XT, video and raw data remain available at any time. You can record a video of your tracking experiment and thus always have a backup, which you can reuse and track again as desired. The software is not a ''black box'': you can always check the quality of the acquired tracks as an overlay of the stored video files.
While your animal is being tracked, all raw data will be saved automatically. This means that if you want to add new dependent variable at a later time, or if you make selections in your data, you do not need to rerun your experiment or even track the video again as in competing systems. Simply change your data or dependent variable selection.
Powerful data analysis options
EthoVision XT has powerful data selection and analysis tools. You can select your data based on both dependent and independent variables, and the software automatically offers valuable parameters for analysis. Options include distance moved, velocity, movement, mobility, rotations, etc.
Fully functional video tracking for other animals
The EthoVision XT software that comes with the DanioVision system is not restricted to the DanioVision system, but can be used for other experiments as well. For example, you can track adult zebrafish in shoaling tests, T-maze learning, shuttlebox tests, place preference, and so on. With this EthoVision XT license you can also run experiments with other animal species, such as rodents.