EthoVision XT

Behavior Recognition Software

The behavioral testing of rodent models is a very important part of neuroscientific research. Let EthoVision XT consistently and reliably detect your variables.

Recognition of specific events

Variables such as velocity and time spent in an area of interest can be automatically detected by EthoVision XT. Do you want more detailed data on specific behavioral events? Think of grooming, jumping, and rearing. They always required additional human observation, a traditional method with its downfalls.

EthoVision XT overcomes this and provides you with clear streamlined data visualization.

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

  • A cost-effective solution for all standard behavioral tests such as the Morris water maze and open field testing

  • High-throughput and high-content testing

  • Suitable for sophisticated test-protocols

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Advanced Research

Automation in behavioral recognition is a crucial step towards advancements in biomedical, genetic, and molecular research. EthoVision XT Rat and Mouse Behavior Recognition caters to these requirements.

Automatic Behavior Recognition accurately, reliably, and tirelessly recognizes a list of ten rat or mouse behaviors.

  • Rats: Grooming, jumping, supported rearing, unsupported rearing, twitching, sniffing, walking, resting, eating, and drinking
  • Mice: Grooming, hopping, supported rearing, unsupported rearing, digging, sniffing, walking, resting, eating, and drinking

Recognition factors

Behavior recognition is based on several factors. These include the location and movement of the nose point, center point, and tail base of the animal; its body shape and contour; and information about the cage in which testing takes place (such as where the walls, the feeder, and the drinking bottle are located). Motion statistics, intensity, and periodicity are also taken into account. 

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Behavior probability

Behavior probability can be displayed and you can merge behaviors into one group, such as rearing (supported rearing and unsupported rearing) and eating and drinking.


Additional automatically recognized behaviors

In addition to the ten behaviors included in the software, you can also order custom-tailored Behavior Recognition software which automatically detects exactly those behaviors of rats you are interested in. This is a consultancy service; please contact us for more information.