The Behavior Spectrometer combines Biobserve’s video tracking analysis with BEHAVIORAL INSTRUMENTS’ vibration based behavior pattern recognition. It might be the most advanced behavioral recognition system available. The Behavioral Spectrometer is an instrument chamber equipped with sensors that capture:
Behaviors are determined by a behavior pattern recognition algorithm that takes integrated data from these sensors and compares it to a reference list of behavioral patterns. With the full integration of video tracking and vibration analysis you get a set of synchronized data consisting of:
- Video files
- Track analysis in zones and time bins
- Behavior sequences in zones and time bins
The data analysis provides statistics for each behavior which can be grouped by treatment. An easily exported and colorful ethogram for each animal provides an expressive visualization of scored behavior sequences. All data can be exported in various formats including Excel® and text files.
Watch the video to see the system in action:
The system has a built-in reference list of behavioral vibration patterns. Additionally the user can visually identify behavior sequences and train the system to score them automatically.
In our initial validation study conducted at Rutgers University (Department of Psychology) twenty behaviors were scored by two expert observers and the Behavior Sequencer.
The behavior pattern recognition system detects the following behaviors:
|Still||Cheek Rub||Scratch||Rear Still|
|Paw Lick||Leg Licking||Orient Sniff||Rear Sniff|
|Nose Wash||Back Grooming||Orient Look||Rear Bob|
|Face Wash||Tummy Grooming||Orient Creep||Rear Climb|
|Head Wash||Genital Grooming||Orient Shuffle||Head Stretch|