Entomologists often make detailed observations of insect behaviour in the laboratory and field. Tracksys provides a range of behavioural measurement systems, tools and equipment supported by two members of our staff who are former entomologists themselves! Foremost among these are The Observer XT to analyse video or gather data live in the field and EthoVision XT for video tracking in controlled laboratory settings.
We also offer gait analysis and a range of bespoke filming solutions, so you can film day and night with or without mains power.
|Score behaviours you define from video||The Observer XT|
|Score behaviours you define yourself in the field||The Observer XT|
|Analyse insect walking and gait||SIMI Motion|
|Automatically track insect movement||EthoVision XT|
|Film in any situation||Remote Site|
A complete system for recording, review and analysis of behaviour, live or from video. Define, code, display and analyse behaviour quickly and easily with almost limitless flexibility. Used in research, teaching and training.
EthoVision XT is the state-of-the-art video-tracking system that automatically records animal activity and movement, including motility and explorative behaviour.
Motion analysis of human, animal and mechanical devices in 2 & 3D. Measure angles, accelerations, forces and distances using automatic tracking of as many points as you need.
Integrate motion capture with other devices such as forceplates & EMG. Visualise results in tables, graphs, stick figure overlays and as sequences of images. Automatically calculate and export a range of statistics from raw or filtered data.
Researchers are often interested in underlying complex patterns in their behavioural data that are difficult to detect using standard analytical methods. Theme is a very powerful research tool that detects hidden patterns in data sets and identifies concealed relationships.
For filming at remote locations where mains power is not available, regular access is difficult, activity is sporadic and / or nocturnal.
Our remote-site filming systems are custom-built to match your requirements whether you're filming bats, badgers, foxes or early-morning joggers!
Here are some of the scenarios relevant to Entomology and the products that would be appropriate.
|Monitor predator-prey interactions in the lab or field|
|Film aphid predators day and night|
|Model insect gait|
|Track movement patterns on a range of treated surfaces|