Lab equipment

If your research requires traveling, observing on-site or recording videos, a portable observation lab may be the perfect solution for your research. Designed for easy transportation, our portable lab requires very little set-up time, and is ideal for observing people in their natural environment: at home, in shops, in classrooms or in offices.

On-site behavior recording

Some phenomena are difficult to study in a lab, for example habits during a family dinner, or children in a classroom. In those cases, you can achieve the best results with live and on-site observation, using our compact portable lab.

classroom observation
Some phenomena are difficult to study in a lab, such as classroom behavior. 
travel suitcase portable lab
The portable lab is specially designed for traveling. 

Designed for traveling

The complete lab weighs less than 11 kg (25 lbs) and is built into a rugged Carry On Case. Noldus portable labs are specially designed for traveling; as carry-on luggage on an airplane, or put it in the trunk of your car.

Quick set-up

Once you have arrived at the observation site, you can start working quickly! A Noldus portable lab is set up in under 10 minutes.  

User friendly

A Noldus portable lab is a user-friendly package, consisting of high quality components to guarantee excellent results. Using high quality equipment can save you valuable time in an on-site observation. And less time means earlier results against less cost!

High quality components

Our portable lab contains all the equipment you need to make live behavioral recordings in a natural context, including a laptop and two video cameras.

Depending on your requirements, you can add The Observer®XT to your portable lab. It is an excellent tool for observational studies, giving you maximum freedom in coding behavior. On-site you can record video with MediaRecorder. During or after the observation you can code the behaviors with The Observer XT; synchronicity is guaranteed.  

In addition to the portable lab, you can order an event logging keyboard. This addition enables you to code your recordings in great detail!

Modular design

A Noldus portable lab is built on a modular platform. Do you want to use additional equipment like a heart rate monitor or special keyboard? We offer many devices you can add to the lab. Of course you can also add your own tools.


Carry On Case with 

  • laptop
  • Media Recorder
  • 2 IP cameras
  • table microphone
  • headphones
  • cables and power supply

Optional components

  • The Observer XT
  • Mobile Device Camera
  • Heart rate monitor
  • event logging keyboard

Extensive analysis

To get the most out of your research data, use The Observer XT for its extensive analysis features and comprehensive system for managing data. Our software allows you to visualize processes, calculate statistics, and create highlight clips of video and data.