EthoVision XT



EthoVision XT is the state-of-the-art video-tracking system that automatically records animal activity and movement, including motility and explorative behaviour.

How it Works

EthoVision works on the basis of detecting a contrast in colour between your organism - be it rodent, fish, insect - and the background, or arena.

Track the centre of gravity of a single organism in a single arena at its most basic; or track multiple body points, organisms or arenas should your research require it.

EthoVision can be used to control external hardware such as maze doors etc, and physiological data can be imported and co-analysed alongside behavioural tracking data.

Behaviour recognition modules for rodents can idenitify more complex behaviours including rearing, grooming, twitching, digging.

Experimental parameters are fully exportable in either Excel or text format for further analysis.

Advanced trial control means tracking can be controlled by time or event, for example for a certain period of time, or by entering or exiting a zone.

Data can be visualised along with external data streams, as well as video of the experiment.

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefit
Automation of starting, stopping and running of trialsSaves time and reduces human error
Unique Dynamic Subtraction detection method ensures that your animals will still be reliably tracked, even when the background changes i.e. movement of bedding/sawdust with cages, urination, changes light stimuli etcData accuracy maintained in variable conditions
Track animals in any type of arena, enclosure or mazeThe same system can be used for a variety of behavioural tests
Track live or from videosControl where and when you collect you data
Can be installed on multiple PCsData can be analysed in laboratory, office or at home
Track animals in up to 100 arenas simultaneouslyIncrease throughput - get your trials finished quicker
Add-on modules with extra functionality. e.g nose & tail-base tracking, physiological data import and GLP complianceBuy the system you need and build on it as your work needs expand
Powerful and flexible data selection and analysisGet the data you need in the format you need it quickly and easily
First and only video tracking system with GLP compliance (meets 21 CRF Part 11)Safeguard your experiments; settings and changes during acquisition are logged and experimental results are retrievable


These are the options available for this product:

Option Purpose
DanioVisionAdd-on to EthoVision XT. Track in up to 100 arenas with 1 animal per arena
EthoVision XTEntry-level system for single animal, single arena, single body point work.
Quality Assurance ModuleAdd-on to EthoVision XT, ensures compliance with CRF 21 Part 11
Social Interaction ModuleTrack up to 16 animals in a single arena simultaneously
IR MazesAdd-on to EthoVision XT for nose & tail-base tracking
UltraVox XTSynchronises externally acquired physiological data and displays and co-analyses these streams alongside the tracking data
PhenoTyperModules available for both rat and mouse automated behaviour recognition; can determine up to 10 behaviours including twitching in rats, digging in mice and rearing in both species
IR MazesAllows control of external hardware through the EthoVision software, dependent on a number of externally derived parameters e.g. animal position, time since trial start etc.

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