Zebrafish tracking software
The analysis of zebrafish activity concerns a vast number of research applications including safety pharmacology, behavioral genetics, ecotoxicology, and circadian rhythmicity. Willing to provide researchers with cutting-edge solutions for zebrafish high-throughput screening, ZebraBox combined with ZebraLab software is today the most integrated high-throughput analysis tool for measurement of locomotion in adult zebrafish, zebrafish larvae, and zebrafish embryos.
Whether the software can be used to track zebrafish larvae in multi-well plates, Petri dishes, or adult zebrafish in tanks (individually or in groups), the software allows the analysis of different behavioral patterns. These include locomotion activity in zebrafish (speed and distance) - which can be coupled with several stimuli such as optogenetic, sound, temperature, optomotor response test, etc.
Take further your zebrafish behavior research with an easy to use interface :
- Intuitive protocols creation
- Standardized and automated protocols
- Easy to trigger stimuli throughout the experiment
- Replay mode (videos, raw data for instantaneous results)
- Accurate animal detection/ Heat Map and image of the trajectory
A versatile video tracking system for your zebrafish research
ZebraLab allows researchers to perform a wide range of tests based on locomotion assessment of multiple zebrafish stages, including:
- zebrafish toxicity studies: measurement of the impacts of chemical contaminants
- sleep study in zebrafish
- learning and memory in zebrafish
- zebrafish operant conditioning
- startle response, prepulse inhibition, and C/S shape analysis for zebrafish
- optomotor response for zebrafish larvae
These capabilities will help your laboratory achieve outstanding results
Flexibility for your zebrafish research protocol
Thanks to the user-friendly software and interface, you can easily set up a standard or more complex protocol on your own. All protocoles can be saved to be reused by the users.
The unique reference among the zebrafish behavioral world
Zebralab software is installed among hundreds of universities in the world with thousands of users. We are proud to get more than a few thousands scientific papers quoting Zebrabox- Zebralab software.Thanks to our user community, we improved hand by hand 4 versions of the ZebraBox, pushing over the limits of behavioral science.We are proud to count with the best Zebrafish behavioral researchers among the zebralab user community.Find the protocol of the most famous scientist in the word and replicated it on your own Zebrabox.
A dedicated video tracking solution for zebrafish behavioral analysis
The Zebralab system has been the first tracking system to be commercialized and has been developed specifically for zebrafish, from embryos to adult danio rerio. The software is also capable of tracking any other air/water/ground species such as drosophila, ants, mosquito, astyanax mexicanus, medaka fish, killifish, cichlid fish etc.Zebralab can work with several add-ons (software or hardware options) simultaneously.
Evolutive and adapted to your research focus
From the first steps Zebralab is very intuitive. Feel free to play with more sophisticated add ons to catch the thinnest behavior. The Zebralab system is evolutive and can be upgraded for specific needs. From the natural Zebrafish behavioral responses, Viewpoint has developed a wide range of more complex stimuli : sound stimulation , Visual motor response, PMR , OMR, PPI and so on … and offers an automatic detection and analysis of those specific behaviors.
Live and Off line tracking at the same time
Instead of the dongle that can work unitarily at the time, ZebraLab offers the possibility to have an online software license installed on the acquisition workstation and multiple off licenses to analyze post experiment your data.
Reproducibility and accuracy is the key
Zebralab software has different log in to be sure who/ when / why the user has made a modification in the protocol. A Start and stop button can be implemented on purpose to force the experiment reproducibility.
A wide range of cameras well adapted for each test
It is up to you to customize your setup with different cameras. From the most standard 30 FPS to the Fastest Camera 1000 FPS. Or get a compromise between the resolution and the frame rate.
The excellence High-Throughput screening execution
ZebraLab software is able to analyze 4 times 96 WP, live at the same time (up to 4 ZebraBox can be connected to a single license) and on the same computer in total 384 individuals. Add any specific area of interest in the arena to get more details on the observed behavior.(Thigmotaxis, Place preference…)
Observe the general activity on multiple subjects to see how they can be affected by toxic compounds. Each frame is analyzed and we quantify how many pixels change from a frame to another.
Don’t waste your time to replay and wait for your results if your protocol must be defined. We offer a replay mode AVI or Raw data to get in a few seconds/ mins your expected results. (depending on how heavy are the data your are loading).
As our machines are robust and efficient you don’t have to worry on how to get in touch with the support team. Our service & support desk can be reached day and night. If you have any questions regarding an upgrade, please contact our support team.
Intelligent video storage
Our software ZebraLab will generate different output files, trajectory pictures, raw data (x; y coordinates for each animal, for each image) as well as a video. We are using a low compression rate to give you the best quality. This compression ratio is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs. We use XVID compression and AVI format to offer a better user experience via its interoperability format.
Wide range of tracking possibilities
Thanks to our well and user friendly software interface, we are able to provide a very wide range of tracking possibilities besides locomotion and activity assessment such as : shoaling, social contact, rotation etc.. We are also able to develop new software module based on your own request and expectations, our development team is always keen for new challenges.
Chronolog for stimuli sequences outputs
Our ZebraLab software provides a key feature called "chronolog" that alllows to organize your data output based on your stimulation sequences whetever they are : sound stimulation, thermal change, optogenetic, visual screen stimulation.
Software extensions you might need
Social Contact - Aquatic species
Social contact between 2 individuals is measured using a variety of factors:
- Lateral displacement
Analysis of a school of fish through several factors:
- Distance between individuals
- Distance between an individual and its nearest neighbor
Quantify zebrafish anxiety-like behavior:
Measurement of fish aversion to bright areas and natural preference for the dark or other color.
Rotation and Histogram - Aquatic species
This software measures circular behavior:
- number of rotations
- clockwise / anti-clockwise
All you need in one document
Zebrafish & Other Aquatic Species Behavior Solutions
Neuroscience and ecotoxicology.
Review worldwide scientific papers using our tracking systems
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