We recently installed TrackLab at Aberystwyth
University in Wales, UK, for the tracking and detailed analysis of the spatial behaviour
TrackLab is the tracking
system designed for the recognition and detailed analysis of spatial behaviour.
The software tracks animal movements and can help researchers analyse and
understand their behaviour and social interaction patterns. Researchers can gain
insights such as where the animals prefer to be, if they are walking, running, standing
still or lying down and how these animals transition between areas. Analysis
and statistics can be collected for the whole research area or for specific
zones; such as by the feeder. Collecting these patterns and activity is all done
automatically with TrackLab, which uses Ubisense® Ultra-Wideband (UWB) sensors
and tags for precise location tracking.
University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), chose TrackLab to help them understand more clearly the behavioural
patterns and activity of sheep.TrackLab measures sheep exploratory behaviours (distance walked, speed etc), location to an accuracy of 15 cm, and eating
and drinking patterns (time spent at the feed bunk and drinker stations, at what
time of the day etc).
For more information on how TrackLab might help in spatial studies with humans or animals contact us.
Anglia Ruskin University 'Scenes of Crime' Lab
Tracksys recently completed installing 9 observation systems
in the brand new Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin University. The
systems are based around the Noldus Media Recorder software and high-resolution
IP cameras integrated in a fixed lab set-up.
Two of the Noldus Media Recorder systems are based in the
Biomedical and Forensic Science Department for recording behaviour in the
'Scenes of Crime' suites. Jo Dawkins, Senior Lecturer, will use the systems for
crime scene investigation education and training in undergraduates and post
The systems are used for remote live viewing of undergraduates as they
investigate scenes of crime scenarios within the labs and also recording
behaviour to review process with the undergraduates.
For more information on our fixed and portable lab solutions contact us.