Track up to 200 animals. A complete system includes a video acquisition board and 1-4 cameras. Up to 50 animals can be tracked with each camera.
Easy setup and operation. Both the hardware and software for Big Brother are simple to install and set up. Installation takes only a few minutes.
Event markers for marking the time of drug application, environmental changes, etc. Multiple markers available for multiple treatments or events. Markers can be applied independently for each channel, or mark all channels at once.
Path tracking. Big Brother stores the complete frame-by-frame path of each animal for detecting stereotypy and other behaviors
Flexible. The image on each of 4 cameras can be divided into any number of zones, and the animal within each zone is tracked independently. Big Brother has tracked animals all up and down the phylogenetic tree, from drosophila to zebra fish to mice.
Affordable. Monitor animals for as little as $40 per channel.
High temporal resolution. Big Brother locates each animal up to 4 times per second (depending on the number being tracked). It calculates the distance travelled since the last time the animal was located, and adds the distance to the cumulative total for the current minute. At the end of each minute, the total distance is recorded and reset to zero.
Infrared Sensitive. Big Brother’s cameras are infrared sensitive, so that tracking can be done under infrared or visible light, or on a light-dark cycle in which the lighting changes from one to the other.
Extensive batch analysis. Export to a spreadsheet file or directly to an open Excel worksheet multiple analyses for all the animals in a file. For Circadian analysis, ClockLab also features numerous batch analysis