EthoVision XT

New in EthoVision XT 16

Better tracking: deep learning

Save time and increase the robustness of your data with EthoVision XT 16!

Deep learning is a technology that uses neural networks to allow a computer to ‘learn by experience’. We have implemented trained neural networks in EthoVision XT 16 to drastically improve the detection of body points of rats and mice. The result: unsurpassed video tracking quality!

The deep learning-based detection of the nose point, center, 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 16 (both options are available in EthoVision XT Base).


New video tutorials

EthoVision XT 16 also includes new video tutorials. These offer instructions for setting up your experiment, including camera connection, positioning, light set-up, and contrast. Give them a try, as these free videos will help you get the best possible basis to start your video tracking research.


Improved contour-based tracking

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. A good option for social interaction studies, automatic behavior recognition, etc.

EthoVision XT 16 is available as 64-bit software. 


"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.