EthoVision XT

New in EthoVision XT 17

Advanced deep learning tracking in 4 arenas

Increase throughput of your behavioral test by tracking 4 arenas simultaneously with our advanced deep learning tracking module. 

Deep learning is a technology that uses neural networks to allow a computer to ‘learn by experience’  and was introduced in EthoVision XT 16, and is the next evolution in behavioral tracking, increasing robustness of your data and advancing your research.

The deep learning-based detection of the nose point and tail base of rats and mice truly takes video tracking to a new level, providing more accurate and stable body points detection. This is especially great for social preference testing, novel object recognition tests, hole board tests, elevated plus maze, etc.

Here is a comparison between the contour-based tracking and the new deep learning tracking in EthoVision XT (both options are available in EthoVision XT Base). In addition to the new deep learning technology, you can still use contour-based tracking. This tracking has also been improved, so less body swaps occur.


Software based licensing 

The USB dongle is a thing of the past in EthoVision XT 17! A digital software license can be used online or offline and can also be activated on a different computer when needed, making it great for research groups performing video batch analyses. No more losing of dongles or shipping delays. Instant functionality, user friendly.


Experiment merging

You can now merge (previous) experiments in EthoVision XT 17. This creates the possi­bility to (re-)analyze your control animals from different experiments. Due to changing conditions or new insights, you have the opportunity to easily import previous projects, and applying a new data profile to this merged project.


"EthoVision XT is for dummies."

Prof. Roberto Rimondini is a neuropsychopharmacologist at the Department of Medical and Clinical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna (University of Bologna, Italy). He has been using EthoVision XT video tracking software since its DOS version! He finds it so easy to use, it’s ‘dummy proof’!

Watch the video to learn more about why he chooses Noldus' tools.