The basic The Observer XT system offers the solution for live coding and data analysis. You can extend this basic system with up to five modules, whatever suits your research needs.

Advanced Analysis Module

This module allows you to perform two extra types of analysis: 1) reliability analysis - calculate various statistics such as Cohen's Kappa, percentage agreement and disagreement, and Pearson's rho, 2) lag sequential analysis - create transition matrixes based on the logged data.

Multi Media Module

With the Multi Media Module you can synchronous playback an unlimited amount of separate video files and audio files, during the observation. You can even visualize the audio of the imported videos. And you can easily create video highlight clips.

External Data Module

The External Data Module supports the import of data from a wide range of data acquisition systems. It accurately synchronizes concurrent acquired data of external data acquisition systems. You can combine and analyze physiological signals with the behavioral data and video/audio. The Observer XT has been developed to enable advanced analysis of multimodal data in relation to observational data. This unique feature makes The Observer XT the most complete tool for behavioral research.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

A comprehensive documentation package for connecting custom software components and data interfaces. It helps you develop your own add-ons and interfaces. A SDK is available for developers who want to build their own modules or interfaces with other systems. For example, The Observer XT contains a mechanism for executing other (external) applications during certain actions taken by the user in The Observer XT. One of these actions is ‘start observation’. You can thus command an external application of your choice, for example a light switch, to react to this action. Another example is a plug-in which offers the possibility to obtain event data from an external program while you carry out a live observation in The Observer XT. The external events, for example presses of a button, are imported simultaneously with your manually scored data in The Observer XT. Interested? You can always contact our sales department for more information or check out the details here.