Automatic Behavior Recognition
Recognition of specific events
The behavioral testing of rodent models is a very important part of neuroscientific research. Variables such as velocity and time spent in an area of interest consistently and reliably detected with EthoVision XT.
So how about 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.
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
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.
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.