Companies operating in a broad range of behavior-related disciplines had
been invited to exhibit their products at the conference. This included
manufacturers of behavioral research equipment, activity monitors, microdialysis
equipment, physiological sensors, biotelemetry and radio tracking systems,
bat detectors, eye-tracking systems, biomechanics equipment, biofeedback
systems, etc. Measuring Behavior 2002 was a great place to get
up-to-date with what is on the market for modern behavioral research.
The following companies were present at Measuring Behavior 2002:
AMTI is a worldwide supplier of Biomechanics force measurement technology
including: 12 standard Biomechanics Force Platforms with custom
sizes available, BioSoft software, the Accusway Balance/Postural
Sway measurement and analysis system; and Orthopaedic implant wear
BIOPAC provides solutions for all your research and educational
data acquisition requirements. See the sophisticated MP150 data
acquisition system with its range of 20+ amplifiers or receive a
demonstration of the Biopac Student Lab System.
Powerful systems for acquisition and analysis of physiological and
behavioral data with experimental control. Applications include
electrophysiology, sleep studies, evoked response, sports physiology
and eye movement. Systems can be customized for individual user
Cambridge Neurotechnology has a range of activity monitoring devices
for use in clinical and pre-clinical studies. The Actiwatch monitoring
system is in use worldwide in many different applications from humans
toa variety of species.
Data Sciences International provides telemetry systems for collecting
and viewing physiological data from conscious, freely moving laboratory
animals. Parameters such as blood pressure, ECG, EEG, EMG, temperature
and activity can be collected without the use of restraint and tethering.
Kema Nederland bv is an international organization of over 1000
consultants and experts. The group 'Industrial use of surface water'
delivers a broad range of products and services and carries out
R&D activities on behavior and deflection of fish.
Metris is a young and innovative company developing measurement
and signal-analysis systems. LABORAS, our product on display, is
a fully automatic system for identification of behavioural elements
in rodents. The technique is based on analysis of the vibrations
induced by the animal movements. The following behaviours can be
identified: grooming, feeding, drinking, locomotion, immobility,
climbing and rearing. Additionally, tracking parameters like XY-position,
speed, and distance are calculated.
NewBehavior offers transponder-based automated screening for cognitive
changes in mutant mice living in their home cage and micro-GPS loggers
for path recording in freely moving birds and mammals.
Noldus Information Technology develops software and instrumentation
for recording and analyzing human or animal behavior. Besides standard
software packages, Noldus also provides integrated data acquisition
and analysis systems, including PCs and various sorts of audiovisual
equipment, as well as complete observational laboratories. At the
conference, ongoing demonstrations will be given of the latest versions
of all available products, including The Observer, EthoVision, UltraVox,
MatMan and the Video Course in Behavioural Observation. Special
attention will be given to EthoVision 2.3 and The Observer 4.1.
We will also be unveiling two new products for which the commercial
launch is planned shortly after the conference: Sybar and Theme.
develops, manufactures and markets innovative instruments for
physiology and pharmacology. At the conference we will demonstrate
how to assess sensory functions, including pain, and a new system
for determination of metabolic functions in unrestrained animals.
Systems Technology, Inc.
Systems Technology, Inc. (STI) is a small R&D business specializing
in the analysis of human/machine system problems. STI has developed
several software and simulation products for evaluating system safety
and providing human operator training. STI will be represented by
Syntech’s product range includes application-specific hardware and
software for electrophysiological signal recording and analysis;
instruments for insect behavior research based on optical, acoustical
and microwave sensors; and instruments for chemoreception research
for laboratory and field applications.
Tracksys Ltd are the distributors of Noldus Information Technology
and SensoMotoric Instruments in the UK and Ireland. They integrate
a variety of products, many of which are designed in-house, to provide
complete research solutions. These solutions include the use of
eye-trackers, night and remote site 12-volt video systems, wireless
video transmission equipment, infra-red lights and infra-red mazes
for studying transgenic mice.
Vrije Universiteit FPP
The Division for Instrumentation of the Department of Psychophysiology
will be demonstrating the Vrije Universiteit - Ambulatory Monitoring
System (VU-AMS), a small battery-powered device designed for 24-hour
measurement of ECG and thorax impedance (ICG) in real life situations.
Xsens supplies and develops miniature 3D inertial motion sensors
such as the MT9, that measures 3D rate-of-turn, acceleration and
earth-magnetic field. Combined with proprietary algorithms the MT9
provides real-time, high accuracy, 3D angular orientation data of
e.g. human body segments. Xsens Technologies B.V. is a privately
held research and development company, founded in 2000, as a spin-off
from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.
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