Zoology

Capuchin monkey

Overview

Zoologists often need to make detailed observations in the field or laboratory, recording behaviour, activity and movement in a range of species from nematodes to primates.
Tracksys provide a range of behavioural measurement systems and recording equipment.

What do you need to do?

Observation Product
Score behaviours from videoThe Observer XT
Score behaviours in the fieldThe Observer XT
Analyse walking and gaitSimi Motion
Automatically track movementEthoVision XT
Measure activity patternsEthoVision XT
Teach students how to make behavioural observationsObservation Suites

Recommended Products

The Observer XT

The Observer XT

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.

Simi Motion

Simi Motion

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.

Remote Site

Remote Site

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!

Observation Suites

Observation Suites

We design, install, support and provide training for a range of behavioural observation laboratories from simple one-camera systems through to complex usability labs. featuring screen capture, mouse and keyboard logging, automatic emotion measurement, physiology and eye tracking.

EthoVision XT

EthoVision XT

EthoVision XT is the state-of-the-art video-tracking system that automatically tracks and analyses the activity and behaviour of any animal. Ideal for a variety of standard behavioural tests such as open field, plus maze and water maze, as well as high-throughput experiments, for example the monitoring of zebrafish larvae.

Example Scenarios

Here are some of the scenarios relevant to Zoology and the products that would be appropriate.

Scenario Recommended Products
Observe social interactions between primates

Portable Labs

The Observer XT

Tracking movement patterns as a stress indicator in pigs

EthoVision XT

The Observer XT

Modelling insect gait

Simi Motion

Examining patterns in feed pecking behaviour in chickens

Portable Labs

The Observer XT

Activity budgets of farm and domestic animals

The Observer XT

Monitor marine mammals ultrasonic vocalisations

The Observer XT

UltraVox XT

Investigating dominance hierachies in baboons

The Observer XT

Filming aphid predators day and night

Remote Site

The Observer XT

Case Studies

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