FORCED SWIM TEST / TAIL SUSPENSION
The following systems can be used to observe and analyze social interaction automatically.
Forced Swim Test and Tail Suspension Test are classical depression test setups. They are highly standardized and and quite common, in terms of behavioral neuroscience. For pharmaceutical research these setups can be designed for high throughput drug testing.
High throughput Forced Swim Test Analysis
This software is designed to automate the forced swim test. The software analyzes the video image of up to eigth animals simultaneously and automatically calculates the time spent struggling, swimming and floating as suggested by newly enhanced approaches.
TST High throughput Tail Suspension Test Analysis
This software is designed to automate the tail suspension test. The program analyzes the video image of up to sixteen animals simultaneously and automatically calculates the time spent inactive, swinging and climbing.