Video Tracking

Our video tracking solutions offers streamlined experimental design and implementation, allowing for seamless automation of otherwise manually-scored experiments. Applications span basic and clinical psychopharmacology, from characterization (differences between strains, effect of a genetic modification, etc.) and studying the behavioral effects of pharmacologic substances.

Tracking software - SMART 3.0 - Panlab - preclinical / neurological / image analysis

Protocols supported include activity assessments, open field, Morris water maze, T/Y mazes, conditioned place preference, Barnes maze, radial maze, light/dark box, object recognition, forced swim, tail suspension, social interaction and more!

Increase the productivity of your experiments with the last update of our Record-it! Media multi-camera video recording solution (up to 16 cameras).

Common Applications

  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Autism
  • Stroke/Ischemia
  • Brain Injury

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Safety Pharmacology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases

Combined Approaches

The SMART 3.0 and SMART I/O video tracking systems support synchronization to external hardware for applications such as neural recording or optogenetic stimulation. Contact us for more information on 3rd party integration, as well as combination with our DSI telemetry and MCS wireless electrophysiology solutions!


Smart and Ephys

Recent References

Locomotor Activity
1. Inoue M, Miyahara H, Shiraishi H, Shimizu N, Tsumori M, Kiyota K, Maeda M, Umeda R, Ishitani T, Hanada R, Ihara K, Hanada T. Leucyl-tRNA synthetase deficiency systemically induces excessive autophagy in zebrafish. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 16;11(1):8392.

Open Field
2. Zhang B, Wang L, Zhan A, et al. Long-term exposure to a hypomagnetic field attenuates adult hippocampal neurogenesis and cognition. Nat Commun. 2021;12(1):1174.

Elevated Plus Maze
3. Yeom M et al. Atopic dermatitis induces anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors with concomitant neuronal adaptations in brain reward circuits in mice. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 2;98:109818.

4. Giménez-Llort L, Santana-Santana M, Ratia M, et al. Clock/Sleep-Dependent Learning and Memory in Male 3xTg-AD Mice at Advanced Disease Stages and Extrinsic Effects of Huprine X and the Novel Multitarget Agent AVCRI104P3. Brain Sci. 2021;11(4):426.

Barnes Maze
5. Pontifex MG, Martinsen A, Saleh RNM. et al. APOE4 genotype exacerbates the impact of menopause on cognition and synaptic plasticity in APOE-TR mice. FASEB J. 2021 May;35(5):e21583

Novel Object Recognition
6. Cheon SY, Koo BN, Kim SY, Kam EH, Nam J, Kim EJ. Scopolamine promotes neuroinflammation and delirium-like neuropsychiatric disorder in mice. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):8376.

Y Maze
7. Lin YS, Liu CK, Lee HC, et al. Electronegative very-low-density lipoprotein induces brain inflammation and cognitive dysfunction in mice. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):6013.

Forced Swim
8. Li X, Zhou X, Teng T. et al. Multi-omics Analysis of the Amygdala in a Rat Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress Model of Depression. Neuroscience. 2021 May 21;463:174-183.

Social Interation
9. Sullens DG, Gilley K, Jensen K, Vichaya E, Dolan SL, Sekeres MJ. Social isolation induces hyperactivity and exploration in aged female mice. PLoS One. 2021;16(2):e0245355

Radial Maze
10. Ramis MR et al. Chronic Polyphenon-60 or Catechin Treatments Increase Brain Monoamines Syntheses and Hippocampal SIRT1 Levels Improving Cognition in Aged Rats. Nutrients. 2020 Jan 26;12(2). pii: E326.